NFL analyst thinks the Browns are the best fit for Eric Berry
Brandt recently wrote an article that placed the top free agents left on a team, and he suggested that Berry reuniting with his old General Manager would make a lot of sense. The following is an excerpt of what he wrote:
“A lot has transpired since John Dorsey signed Berry to a six-year, $78 million extension with the Chiefs in February of 2017. Achilles and heel injuries limited Berry to four games (including the playoffs) in the past two seasons, including the 2018 AFC title game, when Berry struggled in coverage against Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Dorsey, meanwhile, ended up leaving Kansas City and taking on the Browns’ rebuilding efforts. The 30-year-old Berry, who was released by the Chiefs this offseason, would bring leadership skills and savvy to a safety unit that currently includes just two other veterans (Damarious Randall and Morgan Burnett). The big question is whether the three-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler will be able to stay healthy for an entire season.”
The last quote by Brandt is a key one and is probably the main reason that Berry is still a free agent. He has struggled to stay healthy and when he has been on the field he has looked a step slow. He was healthy this offseason, but he is still 30 years old and it’s hard to keep playing in the NFL when you have lost a step, especially in the secondary.
If he has gained back some of his speed though, it would make a lot of sense for the Browns to take a chance on him because he would be a good addition to an already solid secondary.