Jarvis Landry: Browns Have Potential to Win Super Bowl, Score 40 Points Per Game

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJuly 26, 2018

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry warms up during the team's organized team activity at its NFL football training facility Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry said he believes the team possesses championship potential one year after completing a 0-16 season.

On Thursday, Ben Baskin of Sports Illustrated provided comments from Landry, who has sky-high hopes for the team's offense after being acquired from the Miami Dolphins in an offseason trade.

"You'll be lucky if we don't score 40 on you," he said. "If we get everyone playing to their potential, we can win the Super Bowl this year."

Cleveland does possess far more upside on offense this season.

Landry, Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman could form one of the NFL's most enticing receiving corps, but there are question marks.

Gordon announced Monday he's going to miss the start of training camp as part of his "overall health and treatment plan." He didn't provide a timetable for his return.

Coleman has played just 19 of a possible 32 games across his first two professional seasons since the Browns selected him in the first round of the 2016 draft because of hand injuries.

Meanwhile, Cleveland also upgraded at quarterback by acquiring Tyrod Taylor in a trade with the Buffalo Bills and selecting Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick in the draft. Either one would likely provide massive improvement from last year, when the team's QBs tallied 15 touchdowns and 28 interceptions.

The Browns also signed free-agent running back Carlos Hyde, who averaged 963 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground for the San Francisco 49ers over the last two years.

All told, Cleveland should be far more entertaining this season and will likely avoid another winless campaign. Contending for a Super Bowl title is a stretch, however. The Browns own the seventh-worst championship odds at 80-1, per OddsShark.

Opening the regular season with games against the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints will provide an immediate litmus test of the team's chances.