5 underrated Cleveland Browns that Chicago Bears must account for
The Cleveland Browns are an excellent football club. It may be challenging for some to recognize because they are not lighting it up with stars such as Odell Beckham. On the opposite, they are doing it the less sexy way, but the way that wins in the NFL. While this is not a team loaded with prominent name personalities, it is loaded with NFL studs.
Who are five players on the Cleveland Browns that are much better than fans and media give them credit for? Who are five players that could give the Chicago Bears fits on Sunday?
5. John Johnson
With a name like John Johnson, it is not easy to stand out from the pack. However, his contract this offseason showed that the Cleveland Browns know precisely who he is and what he is capable of. It is the Browns paying a player such as Johnson that is making them who they are.
It is not flash but is an assignment sound player and a leader. Johnson was the piece in the middle that stirred the drink. He was the leader on a Rams defense that featured Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey last season.
What is impressive about Johnson is that he can move around. He can play free safety in single-high but can jump into the box and lay a hit on tight ends and running backs. If needed, he can jump into the slot. His ability to change his position and alignment pre and post-snap makes him so valuable, and what makes the Browns defense better than it was a season before.