There is hope for Cleveland Browns fans. Even long-suffering Philadelphia Eagles fans now have a Super Bowl championship. Can Cleveland duplicate the Eagles success and become Super Bowl contender?
The most obvious answer is NO. Philadelphia has owner Jeffrey Lurie, who wanted the best team on the field possible and the Eagles have been a strong franchise for years and finally snatched the ultimate prize.
You look at the most successful franchises and it starts with ownership. Jimmy Haslem is widely considered the worst owner in the NFL, AND he has an alleged fraud case in the courts relating to his ownership from which his wealth was derived, the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain.
His firing of GM Sashi Brown last season was widely panned, though John Dorsey was not a bad hire for a replacement. Can the Browns win in spite of their owner? Possibly, the tools are in place.
Dorsey Has To Deliver in Draft and Free Agency
After two strong drafts, Cleveland has the No. 1 and No.4 picks in the 2018 draft. There most glaring needs are a quarterback and in the secondary. The most common belief is the Browns will take either Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen for a new field general and presumably Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick with the second pick.