On Wednesday, the Browns guard was asked if, despite the losing, there was a good feeling because Baker Mayfield provided a sense of long-lost clarity to the most important position on the team.
“It’s not everything,” Bitonio said, “but it’s everything.”
Which pretty much sums it up.
“You’ve got to have a quarterback to win in the NFL,” Bitonio said.
The Browns have proven that. They have struggled through 30 different starters since 1999 along with 17 seasons of losing records.