Wednesday 29 January 2020

cleveland browns

Based: Cleveland, Ohio

Founded: 1945

Stadium Capacity: 73,000

NFL Champions: 1950, 1954, 1955, 1964

The Lerner Era

In 1998, Randy Lerner's father, Al, won the rights to the ownership of the Browns. They had spent three years out of the NFL after previous owner Al Modell announced that he was relocating the franchise to Baltimore. After a public outcry, Modell was allowed to move a team to Baltimore but had to relinquish ownership of the Browns history. Under the Lerners, the Browns came back in 1999 but have only made the play-offs once and have only twice won more games than they have lost in a season.

Star Man

Joe Thomas. The offensive linebacker earns in the region of £96,000 a week -- almost double what the next best linebacker D'Qwell Jackson -- collects for his work. Cleveland are among the lowest payers in the NFL, ranked 28th out of the 32 teams in 2011.

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