Gagnon: Browns "Clear-Cut Favorite" In AFC North

Bleacher Report NFL writer Brad Gagnon expects the Browns to not only win the AFC North, but also contend for a first-round bye

March 13, 2019 - 7:25 pm
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After trading for Odell Beckham Jr. on Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns boast one of the best – and youngest – offenses in football. In fact, Las Vegas has given the Browns the sixth-best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.

Yes, this is the Browns we’re talking about.

Are they automatic AFC North winners?

“Nothing is automatic in this league, and you could leave it to the Browns to potentially mess something like this up,” Bleacher Report NFL writer Brad Gagnon said on Ferrall on the Bench. “But talent-wise, especially considering the offseason we’ve seen with their opponents – with the Ravens losing four key defensive players already in free agency, with the Steelers losing Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell, and the Bengals really not being a team that’s considered to be a contender to begin with – I’d have to imagine they’ve emerged as the clear-cut favorite in the North and maybe a team could push for a bye. They really are that good on paper at this point.”

Click below to listen to Gagnon’s interview in its entirety.