No matter what the walk of life, competition makes everyone better. It brings out the best in those who can rise to the occasion and exposes the weakness in others. The Cleveland Browns are fortunate enough to have some quality competition for starting jobs this offseason.
That has not always been the case in Cleveland. Every year since the team’s return in 1999, you could pencil in just about every starter. The Browns have now built depth all around the roster, and it looks like they might also have a quality competition at the most important position on the field.
Nothing is more fun than watching two guys who play the same position battle. The good ones want to see each other do well, because that is better for the team, while at the same time knowing they need to perform at a higher level than their counterpart.
Those battles begin in OTAs, and it is never too early to start examining some of the most important position battles on the field for the Browns.