The Browns Need to Sign Jason Peters

Max Staley
Jason Peters would be an excellent addition to the Cleveland Browns' offensive line.
Jason Peters would be an excellent addition to the Cleveland Browns' offensive line. / Steven Ryan/Getty Images

It's no secret that the Cleveland Browns' offensive line wasn't exactly a strength last season. They've wasted no time in addressing it, though, signing Jack Conklin to a three-year deal. Even with the addition of Conklin, and the re-signing of Chris Hubbard, the team still has a pretty glaring hole at left tackle.

Incumbent starter Greg Robinson was fine, at best, last season but his off-field issues might've raised some red flags, to say the least. Currently with the most available cap space in the NFL, money shouldn't be an object, and the team should continue addressing its offensive line by signing the best tackle on the market – Jason Peters.

The 38-year-old Peters certainly wouldn't be a long-term solution at the position, but he'd undoubtedly be an upgrade in the short-term. Last season, Peters received a stellar 87.3 grade from Pro Football Focus as a pass blocker, while Robinson was closer to league-average at 69.3 (and below-average with a 62.8 grade as a run-blocker).

Signing Peters also wouldn't prevent Cleveland from drafting a left tackle of the future. Peters just helped mentor Andre Dillard, and the Browns could ask him to do the same if they invest in a more long-term solution.

Cleveland once again has one of the most talented rosters in the league. Ensuring that Baker Mayfield is protected, and Nick Chubb has running lanes to work with, could go a long way. And the best way to do that is likely by taking a flyer on a talent like Peters.

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