Cleveland, like many other fiercely dedicated and loyal, but often ignored small market sports towns with little success in terms of championships, knows a thing or two about being undervalued. After all, the biggest nationally attention getting sports story to come out of Cleveland in the last 10 years was about somebody leaving town.
So of course, it's not too tough to come up with a laundry list of local athletes who are either undervalued, under-appreciated or just plain forgotten. And the Browns undoubtedly have the longest such list of any team in town.
The following, in no particular order, are 25 Browns who fit that description. Some are beloved in Cleveland but under-appreciated or forgotten everywhere else, some are undervalued even in Browns' Town and some just simply don't get enough credit for their accomplishments locally or nationally.
These are 25 of my picks, but there are far more candidates than that among Browns alumni, so please be sure to share your own nominees for this somewhat dubious distinction in the comments below!