Browns pass rusher Olivier Vernon likes team’s plan for the future
The Cleveland Browns have been the most talked about team this offseason, and for good reason. They finished 2018 strong, and Baker Mayfield looked like a genuine star. They made by far the biggest move of the offseason too when they traded for Odell Beckham Jr.
But Beckham wasn’t the only player they acquired from the New York Giants. They also got Olivier Vernon, a pass-rusher with a ton of talent. Vernon had been playing in a 3-4 in New York, and he’s very happy to be back in a 4-3 with the Browns, per Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
“They know what I bring to the table,” Vernon said. “They say you’re going to get what you paid for, so they’re going to get what you traded for.”
“You feel it from the coaches, you feel it from the front office. [General Manager John] Dorsey, he’s got a plan. I spoke to him a few times, and I just like what I heard from him as far as his vision. It’s been a lot of rough years for the Browns. It can only last so long. All we’ve got to do right now, we’ve got the plan set up, we’ve just got to execute it,” Vernon explained.
Clearly, Vernon has bought into what Dorsey is selling as he rebuilds the Browns in his image. Alongside former first overall pick Myles Garrett, Vernon will help form one of the best pass-rushing duos in the league. Vernon has had at least six sacks in each of the last six seasons, and he made the Pro Bowl last year.
If nothing else, the new-look Browns are going to be very exciting to watch.