What can the Cleveland Browns hope for without Deshaun Watson?
Whether you’re a fan of the 11-game suspension or not, we now know how long Deshaun Watson will be out of action due to his four counts of sexual assault, as ruled on by Judge Sue L. Robinson. While the embattled quarterback continues to skirt the issue and show no real remorse, the talk now moves to the Cleveland Browns and how they’ll be able to fair without their disgraced quarterback.
The Browns were expected to be a playoff team, but with the suspension passing the halfway point of the season, this gives the Browns just six games to find out how he’ll fit in the offense.
With Jacoby Brissett expected to start the season as the team’s quarterback, fans are now wondering just how good this team will actually be. No one really believes that Brissett is better than Baker Mayfield, and the talk about Brissett being on his level is ludicrous, to say the least.
Brissett isn’t a good starting quarterback and has proven that. He doesn’t push the action, he has some of the worst deep passes in the league and is just a game manager on his best day. Even in practice he usually takes the easy out. So with Watson gone, what can we expect from the first 11 games of the year?