This is the 25th installment of a series of articles covering each player on the Cleveland Browns roster. There will be a new player released every day from now until the Browns preseason begins. If you enjoy (tolerate) this article, I encourage you to check back each day to read each one. I try to keep these articles short and sweet.
#64- JC Tretter– C- Cornell
When I was a kid, the Browns had Gerard “Big Money” Warren, now they have JC “Penney” Tretter. (Side note: I’ve been on this earth 30 years and always thought it was spelled JC Penny until researching for this article). Much like how Penney’s is in malls, this JC is the centerpiece of the Browns offensive line. On another note, Tretter attended Cornell and doesn’t seem to shove that it everyone’s face which goes against everything I learned from Andy Bernard on “The Office”.
When Tretter signed with the Browns in 2017, he was beginning to get the label of “injury prone”. He missed 17 games due to injuries from 2014-16 with the Packers. I don’t know if it is the comfort of being so close to the Cleveland Clinic, the Browns training staff, or if he has just been lucky, but Tretter has started all 32 games with Cleveland since signing. (Don’t worry, I knocked on my wooden desk as I typed this up.)
The Browns offensive line had a rough start to the season last year, but finished very strong. The addition of line coach, James Campen, should only help the unit as a whole. Tretter should also feel very comfortable with his new coach since they spent three seasons together in Green Bay. After the departure of Kevin Zeitler this offseason, some media members have called the o-line a weak spot for the team, but if Tretter can remain healthy, he (along with Joel Bitonio) can be an anchor for this Browns line.
If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out yesterday’s breakdown on Devaroe Lawrence.