Hot take season is picking up once again among analysts in the post-2021 NFL draft world. ESPN host Mike Greenberg and analyst Ryan Clark both named the Cleveland Browns as the greatest threat to the Kansas City Chiefs AFC reign. The two made the comment on the morning program “Get Up.”
Greenberg and Clark are buying into the hype, with the Browns signing safety John Johnson and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney as their major free agent moves this offseason.
The Browns returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2002, falling to the Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Cleveland has not finished better than second since returning for their second incarnation of the franchise, finishing runner-up in the AFC North in 2002.
The Browns finished third in their division last year. Furthermore, the path to the playoffs for Cleveland is a bit more challenging. Baltimore and Pittsburgh, along with an improved Cincinnati roster, pose a threat to the Browns.
Still, the pundits see the Browns leapfrogging the Bills as the team in the best position to knock the Chiefs off the AFC pedestal. Here’s what they had to say:
“I believe the Browns are the single biggest threat to Kansas City in the AFC going into this season, and that’s inclusive of Buffalo and absolutely everybody else.”
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) May 5, 2021