Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski anticipates he will have both Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry on his roster for the 2021 season.
Former NFL receiver Keyshawn Johnson asked Stefanski if the Browns allocate too much money to the wide receiver position during a Thursday appearance on ESPN’s “Keyshawn, JWill and Zubin” show.
“I think you don’t want to be so dogmatic about it and say, ‘Alright, we have to have this number of receivers and this number of tight ends and this running back,’” Stefanski said. “I think you go with what you have and you make sure that you’re putting yourself in position to field a competitive roster for a bunch of years moving forward.
“So, yeah, I think we’re in a good spot. The easy part to say is, ‘Hey, just give us more players. Give us three more great players on the offensive side, and give us three players on the defensive side, and we’re going to spend this amount on each guy.’ I think we have a plan. We’ll follow through with that plan, but ultimately, as coaches, we’ll make it work with whatever we go to.
“And I say that because sometimes you have a season, I’ve been a part of some teams in the past where you had four great receivers, so you molded your offense to that, or you had three great tight ends, and you molded your offense to that. So that’s our job as coaches to take what we have on our roster and make sure we’re maximizing everybody’s talents.”
Beckham, 28, is due to make about $45.75 million total through the 2023 season.
Landry, 28, is due to make about $28.3 million total through the 2022 season.