With Donovan Peoples-Jones having a solid outing so far in 2022 with a pretty average quarterback, he’s among the most likely players to get a huge beak this season with the debut of Deshaun Watson. His numbers aren’t eye-popping, with 417 yards on the season, and no touchdowns as of yet, but he’s already on pace to surpass his 597 from a season ago.
At his current pace, he’ll break 800 for the season, and for a sixth-round pick in 20202, that’s impressive. Yet, with his ability to get behind defenders and his shifty route-running, with a quarterback with better accuracy and the ability to make more throws, Peoples-Jones could hit 1,000 yards.
Who knows what the offense will look like with Watson in charge of it, maybe they’ll go super unbalanced towards the passing game, or maybe Watson will struggle due to all of the time off and the team will throw less, but should Watson not need that much time to acclimate to his new situation, the Browns should be expecting big things from Peoples-Jones.
As for why Peoples-Jones and not Amari Cooper? Well, we’re all expecting Cooper to put up big numbers. So if he does it, why would any of us be surprised that he did exactly what he was brought in to do?