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Overlooked Player Could Be Key to Browns Offense in 2021

Larry Rupp
Offensive guard Wyatt Teller could be the key to the Cleveland Browns offense in 2021.
Offensive guard Wyatt Teller could be the key to the Cleveland Browns offense in 2021. / Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Every NFL team has a player that is just vastly underrated, and offensive guard Wyatt Teller of the Cleveland Browns may be at the top of the rankings. He put together an impressive 2020 campaign and could be the key to the Browns' offensive success next season as well.

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Teller started 11 of the Browns' 16 regular season games in what was his third year in the NFL. He ended up playing in 65% of the team's offensive snaps and did his job flawlessly. In fact, he was the highest-graded guard by ProFootballFocus in 2020 despite not making the Pro Bowl.

The Browns are ranked high on every list of the top offensive lines in the league and Teller's play is just one of the many reasons why. He allowed just three sacks all of last season.

Plus, Teller's impact in the running game was substantial. The Browns averaged over double the amount of rushing yards in games where Teller was playing versus ones he was not. Offensive lineman are on the field to protect quarterbacks and create running lanes, which Teller obviously excelled at doing.

It certainly seems like Cleveland may have found a diamond in the rough when they traded two late-round draft picks to acquire Teller from the Buffalo Bills in 2019. The 26-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2021 season, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the Browns lock the impressive lineman into a long-term contract.

Cleveland heads into 2021 with odds set at +1600 to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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