April 23, 2024

Andrew Berry on Jerry Jeudy extension: The best teams are proactive

Though the Browns had not even been by means of an offseason observe with receiver Jerry Jeudy, the group nonetheless agreed to signal him to a three-year contract extension to tie him to the club through 2027.

Jeudy’s new deal is reportedly price as much as $58 million with $41 million assured at signing.

Browns G.M. Andrew Berry instructed reporters on the annual league assembly that Cleveland needed to get out in entrance of the receiver market by locking up Jeudy now.

“Yeah, so one of the things that we feel like is a competitive advantage for us has been our contract management philosophy,” Berry mentioned, by way of Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal. “And we’re firm believers that in that space the best front offices or the best teams are proactive as opposed to reactionary and market dynamics. … In Jerry’s case, you already saw two new receiver contracts enter the market that really are [a] harbinger of things to come in that market. I mean, probably by Week 1 of the NFL season, the top of that market’s going to be north of $30 million.

“So as we think of the contract management space, rather than be reactive to new market, we try and be proactive. And probably more importantly is when we think about an extension or a signing, we think about, OK, well where is the market actually going to be on September 1 as opposed to maybe an irrelevant market on March 1, so to speak.”

In 57 profession video games, Jeudy has caught 211 passes for 3,053 yards with 11 touchdowns. He had 54 receptions for 758 yards with two TDs in 2023.