Below is an article about a survey conducted by ESPN that finds the Browns have the highest level of Analytics Work...but I find it very interesting that our main competition (the Ravens) are considered the most analytical in every other category...with the Browns #2.
It should come as no surprise that the Cleveland Browns are well-regarded in the NFL analytics community. A recent survey from ESPN shows just how highly GM Andrew Berry and his staff are thought of by their peers.
The survey, conducted by Seth Walder of ESPN, gives a good indication of the respect for Berry and what the Browns are doing with and around the precocious GM.
So we surveyed 26 people who are current NFL analytics staffers or have been in the past year on a variety of topics during this past offseason — including the most and least analytically inclined teams — in what is no longer a niche area of football. (My list of analytics staffers around the league currently includes 85 people.) Some staffers left additional comments, and others were called by ESPN for contextual follow-ups. And all were granted anonymity so they could speak freely.
From those surveyed, the Browns got the most votes for the question, “Which NFL analytics team produces the highest level of work?”. Cleveland captured eight votes, three more than Baltimore.
The Browns finished second to the Ravens in every other category, including which teams are the top five most analytically advanced and which team incorporates analytics the most.