The Cleveland Browns are expected to signing running back Carlos Hyde to a three-year deal worth $15 million, according to a report that was first reported by NFL Network and then it was confirmed by ESPN. Carlos Hyde has played with the San Francisco 49ers for the first four years of his career.
Hyde is 27 years old and his career numbers are 2,279 rushing yards on 655 carries and 21 touchdowns. He also has 109 receptions for 634 yards and three touchdowns. Hyde is a power and a speed back. He will be an upgrade compared to Isaiah Crowell, who signed with the New York Jets.
Did the Cleveland Browns make a mistake signing Hyde, instead of waiting for the NFL Draft to draft running back Saquon Barkley out of Penn State? In ways it is a mistake. Carlos Hyde is a very good running back and he isn’t a scrub by any means. With the direction the Cleveland Browns are heading in, they need as many young players as possible and not journey men.
Barkley is a homerun hitter and he is a game breaker. He is one of the best running back draft prospects since Ezekiel Elliott.
The only journey men moved that made sense for the Browns was acquiring quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills. The reason why is because so whatever quarterback the Browns decided to draft this season, they could develop him for a full season instead of throwing him into a dumpster fire right away, but the Cleveland Browns have been a dumpster fire for years.