Cleveland Browns
Everything You Need to Know About the Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns are one of the most storied franchises in NFL history. They’ve been to the playoffs numerous times and have won several championships. However, they haven’t been able to put together a winning season in over a decade. This guide will take you through everything you need to know about the Browns, from their history to their current roster.

When were the Cleveland Browns formed?

The Cleveland Browns were originally founded in 1946, as part of the All-American Football Conference. However, they weren’t an NFL franchise until the end of the AAFC’s existence in 1949. The Browns’ earliest days introduced them to a lot of playoff heartbreak. Their first two playoff appearances ended with a loss to the Detroit Lions on Christmas Day in 1950 and a loss to the New York Giants on Christmas Day in 1951.

How did they get their logo?

The Cleveland Browns logo was created by Whitney Darrow Jr. of the Block “D”, who also created the New York Yankees’ and Notre Dame’s logos. He used a stingy lineman as a model for the logo because he thought it was important for a team with “Browns” in its name to have a tough image. It’s worth noting that in the 1950s, the Browns wore brown jerseys with orange and white stripes on the shoulders.

What is their home city and have they moved?

The Cleveland Browns are currently members of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Browns were originally members of the All-American Football Conference (AAFC) from 1946–1949, after which they joined the NFL. However, for their first NFL season in 1950, they were inactivated and the Baltimore Colts temporarily took their place in the NFL.
The Browns were reactivated in time to play in the following season’s playoffs. After the merger of the AAFC and the NFL in 1950, the Browns were placed in the NFL’s new American Football League (AFL) and played there from to. When the AFL and NFL merged in 1970, the Browns were placed in the new American Football Conference, which would eventually become today’s AFC.

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Who are their current head coach and roster in 2022?

The Browns are coached by Hue Jackson (interim in 2026). By the 2022 season, their starting quarterback is a 25-year-old Colin Kaepernick. The halfback is a 22-year-old Russell Wilson. Both starting wide receivers are 25-year-old Torrey Smith and Roy E. Williams. The Browns are currently in the middle of a rebuild for the 2022 season and beyond. The team is already starting to form an elite defence. However, Jackson has stated that the team will not be a playoff team in 2022 and that he’s going to do what he can to build a solid foundation for the team in the future. Will they draft a new quarterback in 2022? That all depends on what happens this season and the season after.

Have they ever won the Super Bowl?

The Browns have never won the Super Bowl. They won the NFL Championship in 1950 (by beating the Los Angeles Rams on December 24), but weren’t awarded a Super Bowl ring for winning it. The Browns are also one of two NFL teams to never make a Super Bowl appearance, the other being the Detroit Lions. In 2022, they will still be searching for their first league championship. However, that’s what makes football so great: everyone gets a shot at winning it all.

Famous Cleveland Browns alumni and Hall of Famers

Jim Brown
The greatest running back of all time, Jim Brown is the best player to ever don the orange and brown uniform. He played for the Browns from 1957 to 1965, winning four league titles with the team. Brown was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971. He was also named to the NFL 50th Anniversary Team. Brown is still the NFL record holder for most career rushing yards per game, with 104.3. He led the league in rushing for seven consecutive seasons and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.
Len Ford
Len Ford was one of the best pass rushers in the first half of the 20 century. Ford played for the Browns for all ten of his NFL seasons, from 1952 to 1961. In those ten years, he made the Pro Bowl four times and was a First-Team All-Pro selection twice. He was a member of the famed “Monsters of the Midway” defence, who won four NFL Championships in six years. All told, he recorded 73 career sacks.
Frank Gatski
The centre on the dominant Browns teams of the 1940s and 1950s, Gatski made eight Pro Bowls and was selected for six First-Team All-Pro teams. He was named to the NFL 50th Anniversary Team. Gatski was a member of the Browns from 1944 to 1956.

The future of the Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns have been through a lot over the past few years. They have had some good moments, but mostly bad. The future of the team is uncertain. They have a new head coach, Hue Jackson, and a new quarterback, Robert Griffin III. There are high hopes for the team, but it is unknown if they will be able to turn things around.