Rashard Higgins calls it a “no-brainer” to re-sign with Browns

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Rashard Higgins was pretty clear even before free agency began that he wanted to be back with the Browns.

“Tell [G.M.] Andrew [Berry] to send the papers and I’m signing wherever I gotta sign,” Higgins said during an interview with 850 ESPN Cleveland in February.

That’s come to fruition, as the wide receiver is back on a one-year deal — the second straight offseason he’s returned on such a contract.

On Friday, Higgins told reporters there were “a lot of teams hitting on me,” but he ultimately decided to stick with the team that selected him in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

“I definitely had other offers on the table, but this was one that was a no-brainer,” Higgins said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Higgins has a strong relationship with Baker Mayfield and consulted with the Browns’ QB during his free agency process.

“I was telling him, ‘What you think about this?’ And honestly, he was telling me to weigh my options,” Higgins said. “Honestly, he wants me to be a Brown, but if I’ve got to do something on standpoint of taking care of my family, then make the best decision for me. Baker’s always going to be there for me. There’s no question about that. But at the end of the day, when I did weigh my options, it only made sense. So here I am. I’m a Cleveland Brown, and I’m looking to run this thing back.”

Higgins caught 37 passes for a career-high 599 yards for Cleveland in 2020, appearing in 13 games with six starts. In all, he’s recorded 113 receptions for 1,615 yards with 11 TDs in five seasons.

12 responses to “Rashard Higgins calls it a “no-brainer” to re-sign with Browns

  1. Glad to see him back. He has more chemistry with Baker than any other receiver on the team
    Bakers go to guy when on the field and needs that yardage.

  2. He’s Rashard “Handy Man” Higgins in my book. Better than Hollywood: he’s gettin’ in work and like his attitude. Glad you’re back, Rashard. Go Browns!

  3. I like when he adjusts his shoulder pads after a nice gain looking down the field !!!

  4. Every good QB needs that possession receiver and Hollywood is it for Baker. I think some of the role players on this team are just terribly important for keeping the whole offense working well.

  5. All this kid does is catch the ball. He’s as close to automatic as you can get. I’d love to see him top 1k yards this season. Glad you’re back Higg! Now go make them give you that long term contract!

  6. Once he found out he couldn’t find that $6 million per year that some analytics site said he was worth, he clearly had no other serious offers. I can get 37 catches 599 and 4 TDs from a rookie WR

  7. Sure, you can get those numbers, but numbers don’t tell the whole story. They don’t show when those catches were made or how clutch or not they were. Higgins is not a great receiver, but he was clutch when needed. His late 4th Q grab against the Bengals helped save the Browns season. Plus he got nearly all his numbers after OBJ went down for the year in Week 6. While CD Lamb had better over stats, Higgins’ target to catch ratio was higher and this drops to catch ratio was lower. Just sayin…

    howboutthemcowboys2020 says:
    March 26, 2021 at 1:41 pm
    Once he found out he couldn’t find that $6 million per year that some analytics site said he was worth, he clearly had no other serious offers. I can get 37 catches 599 and 4 TDs from a rookie WR.

  8. howboutthemcowboys2020 says:
    March 26, 2021 at 4:22 pm
    He wasn’t clutch vs the Chiefs

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    Yeah, and the Chiefs offense was not clutch against the Bucs.

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