Whoever ends up playing for the Browns should at least be well protected.
The contract is for five years and $60 million, and includes $31.5 million in guarantees.
They’ve already dropped a huge extension on guard Joel Bitonio and signed Packers center J.C. Tretter today. Coupled with left tackle Joe Thomas, it stands to be a comfortable pocket for whomever ends up in it.
While spending piles of money on guards can be dubious, the Browns have it, and appear serious about providing a stable foundation.
It also significantly weakens a division rival, as the Bengals have also lost left tackle Andrew Whitworth today.