The Cleveland Browns have improved exponentially from multiple seasons of despair. Their 1-31 win/loss record of the last two seasons is just a distant memory with the new sheriff in town, Baker Mayfield, making all sorts of headlines, and for the right reasons.
Of course things aren’t all going in favour of the team, who are 2-4-1, but they have been in contention to win the game every outing this season, had it not been for a couple vital missed FG’s, they could well be contending seriously within the AFC North.
Yet with Mayfield garnering deserved plaudits, one man has slipped under the radar. Luckily though, we aim to shine some light on a forgotten hero.
Enter, Britton Colquitt
Colquitt leads the league, or is in contention to do so, in almost every statistic related to the position this year. Granted, his 54 punts thus far is the most in the NFL, followed by Andy Lee (42), however he has posted the most punt-yardage with 2422 yards. As well as contributing the longest punt of the season with a 79-yard punt against the Buccaneers this past Sunday.
In addition, Colquitt leads the league with 25 punts inside the 20 yard line and is tied second in touch backs with 4.
Despite his success on the year, there’s no surprise that his performance’s have flown under the radar. A member of the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 winning team, Colquitt spent 6 years in the Mile High city. In spite of that, in a nine year career he seems to always be overlooked, having never been selected to the Pro Bowl. Hopefully this year will mark his first selection!
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