We're liking this new Browns rookie signing tradition


Unless you count losing, the Cleveland Browns haven't succeeded in crafting much tradition since re-entering the league in 1999.

But this is an offseason of hope in Believeland, and we might be seeing the makings of an annual ritual that the team's fanbase can be proud of.

It started on the day No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett signed his rookie deal. As the defensive ace put pen to paper on the contract, "Kiss From A Rose" blared from the speaker of his iPhone. It was difficult to put the song into any context, but I don't think anyone was going to disagree with a little BA-DA-BA-DA-DA-DA-AH-YA!

Ah, but remember: The Browns had not one, not two but three first-round choices. The organization selected tight end David Njoku with the 29th overall pick. What song would Njoku choose? Perhaps a different entry off the Batman Forever soundtrack? U2's "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" was a banger.

Sorry, Bono. You've been bypassed in favor of a more contemporary and literal representation of Njoku's state of mind.

This is a good tradition, Browns. We're excited to see what Jabrill Peppers has in store when he signs with the team. You really are having a quality offseason! Meanwhile, let's all remember the time Seal became the improbable face of a massive NFL ad campaign.