The Browns were the subject of a lot of optimism at this time last year, but the 2019 season didn’t work out as hoped in Cleveland.

They lost by 30 in their opener and then went on to lost five of their next seven games on their way to a 6-10 record that led to head coach Freddie Kitchens being fired after one year on the job. There were plenty of suggestions that the team’s willingness to buy into the hype was a result of the way Kitchens handled the team and recent comments from running back Nick Chubb does little to argue otherwise.