Ndamukong Suh to the Cleveland Browns would wreak havoc on the AFC
On defense, the Browns showed more effort as well. Their success during last season gives hope for a promising future. Last season, the team only allowed 24.5 points per game. That ranked 21st overall in the NFL.
The defense has a plethora of young pieces. Their linebacking core, headlined by Jamie Collins and Joe Schobert, had a combined 207 tackles, seven sacks, two interceptions, and 16 tackles for loss. Defensive backs Denzel Ward and Damarious Randall combined for seven interceptions and 20 pass deflections. Defensive end Myles Garrett had 13.5 sacks.
The only thing that Cleveland is missing is an immovable force at nose tackle. A player who can stop the run with ease. Someone who can fill in the gaps on defense. An athlete who can be a veteran presence on a young team.
Ndamukong Suh would fit this role perfectly. Since coming into the league, Suh has been one of the best defensive linemen in the game. His length and size allow him to plow through the offensive line. His ability to stop running backs at the first level is what makes him so effective.
The Los Angeles Rams had every ounce of trust in Suh in 2018. One of the big reasons they were able to make it to the Super Bowl was because of him. During the regular season, Suh collected 49 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, and four pass deflections. Even though those numbers aren’t spectacular, his impact was insurmountable.
Acquiring Suh just makes too much sense for Cleveland. They have over $80 million to work with. They have the cap space to get who they need. Next season, they have every intention of becoming a playoff contender. Suh would solidify those chances and allow their defense to flourish.