4 takeaways from Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry’s press conference

Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry answered questions at the NFL Scouting Combine and, while he was keen to train by avoiding directly answering questions about players’ contract status, he did offer some insight. interesting.

At this point, people who have followed Berry since he took charge of the team can recite some of his responses verbatim.

He won’t go into specific details with any player in contract talks. So while he mentioned the value of players like Jarvis Landry and JC Tretter, he wouldn’t commit to anything when it comes to their status in the team in 2022.

Likewise, Jadeveon Clowney and David Njoku are pending free agents. He simply acknowledged that they had the right to enter free agency.

Speaking to the Cleveland Browns Daily after he finished answering questions from the press, Berry provided a little nugget on Clowney.

1. Baker Mayfield is still expected to be the quarterback in 2022

October 11, 2020;  Cleveland, Ohio, USA;  Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Jedrick Wills (71) is introduced before the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts at FirstEnergy Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze - USA TODAY Sports
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4. The Browns didn’t see the value of the Wonderlic test, which the NFL eliminated

A terribly outdated aptitude test, the NFL has discontinued using the Wonderlic test. Players would answer 50 questions ranging from logic problems, word problems, and arithmetic in a 12-minute period.

Seemingly simple enough, it never really made a big difference. The supposedly confidential test results still came out, including the most embarrassing scores, which went so far as to suggest the players were illiterate.

NFL teams have simply found better ways to measure aptitude and intelligence through meetings and their college careers. The Wonderlic was not their test. They just adopted it.

If teams used it, the NFL wouldn’t get rid of it. Teams have evolved, so the NFL can get rid of them.

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