The NFL trade deadline has come and gone, with the Cleveland Browns unable to acquire the one player who’s been linked to them for the bulk of the season. Despite reportedly very frequent attempts to make a deal, GM John Dorsey was unable to pry left tackle Trent Williams away from Washington.
Many within the Browns fan-base found this news upsetting. Cleveland’s offensive line has been an issue this year, and adding a Pro Bowler to the mix would’ve helped mitigate this.
However, there was always a difference between viewing Williams as an upgrade to the line and seeing him as the solution to all the Browns’ problems. Cleveland’s endless pursuit of the left tackle indicated they considered him the latter, which is completely off-base.