June 21, 2024

Elijah Moore has set high expectations for the Browns’ offense in 2024.

Moore returns to Cleveland for his second season following his 2023 trade from the Jets. Amari Cooper is coming off consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons since joining the Browns in 2022. Additionally, quarterback Deshaun Watson is anticipated to fully recover from the mid-season shoulder surgery that cut his year short after only six games over ten weeks.

The Browns didn’t rest on their laurels and traded for Jerry Jeudy this offseason, enhancing their offense with a quality trio of receivers alongside tight end David Njoku.

Following the Jeudy trade, Moore described Cleveland’s receivers as “a crazy group” and expressed his belief that the Browns now have a “more explosive” offense and the best overall receiver room in the NFL heading into this season.

“Number one,” Moore said when asked about where he’d rank the Browns’ pass-catchers. “If you’re not thinking that, you shouldn’t be playing. Number one. We got a crazy group.”

Some NFL teams might disagree with that assessment. The Texans, for instance, boast a formidable trio in Stefon Diggs, Nico Collins, and Tank Dell. The Seahawks have D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. The Bears also have a strong core with Keenan Allen, D.J. Moore, and No. 9 overall pick Rome Odunze.

However, the Browns are certainly among the best. Cooper is a five-time Pro Bowler and consistent 1,000-yard receiver. Moore had a career year in 2023, amassing over 600 receiving yards despite playing with five different quarterbacks, and Jeudy averages around 760 receiving yards per year. Not many teams can match that depth.

Ultimately, it will come down to Watson. If he can perform at the level the Browns expected when they traded a haul of picks and gave him a fully guaranteed deal in 2022, Cleveland has a solid chance to return to the postseason in 2024.

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