The Cleveland Browns aren’t messing around in the offseason.
They’ve wasted no time revamping their coaching staff with some of the best guys available, and it’s evident that they’re looking to compete at the highest level in 2023.
That’s why they ‘stole’ Raymond ‘Bubba’ Ventrone from the Indianapolis Colts to make him their new special teams coach, an underrated yet potentially very impactful move in Ohio.
At least, that’s how former Colts punter Pat McAfee feels.
The larger-than-life character took to Twitter to praise the Browns over this hiring, stating that they were getting one of the best for the job.
Shoot bummed about this… I’m a MASSIVE Bubba fan.
Watching him work live on Sundays was cool.. very clearly had the whole team bought in to teams.
A Yinzer who was incredible on the field and has been a phenom at coaching as well..
BRAHNS got a good one. https://t.co/W1AcT1k4wj
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 24, 2023
Notably, that means the Colts will now need to dig deep into the market to try and find a replacement for Ventrone, and the timing isn’t exactly ideal.
The Colts just hired Shane Steichen to serve as their new coach following Frank Reich’s departure and Jeff Saturday’s infamous tenure as interim coach.
But more than that, they’ll need to find the right guy to play at quarterback, as they have a solid defensive line, an elite running back, and now also a solid offensive mind to lead the way.
Unfortunately for them, there won’t be that many top-tier options for them to pursue this offseason.
Aaron Rodgers is likely to choose between the New York Jets and Las Vegas Raiders, leaving Derek Carr as the other potential option.
So, will they make a trade and try to land one of the four top-notch QB prospects in this class?
We’ll have to wait and see.NEXT: Deshaun Watson Will Make NFL History With Contract Next Season