Ranking the best pass rush units on the Kansas City Chiefs 2024 schedule

The Chiefs have plenty of fearsome pass rushing units on the schedule this season as they chase a three-peat.
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2. Cleveland Browns

Throughout the 2023 season, there were weeks where no defense was more in command of the Cleveland Browns. That was especially true when Cleveland was at home during the early portion of the year. Cleveland has one of the best defensive ends in the NFL in Myles Garrett. Just by himself, the Browns can be a unit that can put opposing offenses in a stranglehold.

With Garrett, he has excellent quickness and movement skills for his size. His strength and power has sometimes led blockers right into the laps of their quarterbacks. And even when offenses look to double-team Garrett, it still is not always enough to slow him down. Following many solid seasons, last year's superb campaign earned Garrett NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

While it is hard enough trying to corral Garrett, the depth of the Browns' pass rush is truly starting to take shape. Za'Darius Smith, Alex Wright, and Ogbo Okoronkwo provide a well-rounded group at defensive end alongside Garrett. But even at defensive tackle, long and powerful players like Dalvin Tomlinson, Shelby Harris, and Quinton Jefferson make Cleveland a stout and deep unit.

With defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz working the controls, the Browns offer an attacking, fierce style that can toy with the minds of opposing offenses.