Oh. My. Goodness.
Former Bengals G Kevin Zeitler expects to sign with Cleveland, per sources. Big day for Browns O line. Highest paid guard in NFL history.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
Cleveland plans to give Kevin Zeitler a five-year, $60 million deal that includes $31.5 million guaranteed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
The 5-year, $60 million deal with $31.5 million guaranteed would make him the highest-paid guard in NFL history. He was my top free agent I coveted, and we almost nailed the amount of money he would get.
Now, the Browns’ starting offensive line for 2017 is shaping up to be LT Joe Thomas, LG Joel Bitonio, C J.C. Tretter, RG Kevin Zeitler, and then a competition at right tackle between John Greco, Cameron Erving, and Shon Coleman.