Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has reportedly requested a trade, so, naturally, many soccer followers are developing hypothetical offers and opening up Photoshop to make jersey swaps. It isn’t each day that a 25-year-old NFL star beneath contract for a number of seasons abruptly hits the market, in spite of everything.
There are apparent potential suitors with huge holes at quarterback — Sporting Information’ Vinnie Iyer broke down one of the best suits here — however on condition that Watson is coming off a profession 12 months (league-high 4,823 passing yards and 33 touchdowns) together with his full prime forward of him, ought to a staff holding an excellent QB look to improve within the hopes of rising as a real Tremendous Bowl contender? That is a query already being requested by some people in Cleveland.
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The Browns went 11-5 this previous season, clinching their first playoff berth since 2002, with Baker Mayfield main the offense. The previous Oklahoma standout threw for 3,563 yards and 26 touchdowns in the course of the common season, then outplayed Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger within the wild-card spherical, totaling 263 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.
So when Mayfield noticed a Dawg Pound Daily column with the headline, “It is time for the Cleveland Browns to consider Deshaun Watson,” he was understandably not thrilled about it.
“A few of y’all ‘Browns’ [fans] are humorous,” Mayfield stated on Twitter. He then pinned that tweet to the top of his verified page.
As enjoyable as it might be to contemplate the ramifications of a loopy Browns-Texans commerce, Cleveland simply would not look like a logical vacation spot for Watson. On Friday’s edition of “Get Up,” ESPN’s NFL insider Dan Graziano defined why the Browns in all probability will not enter the Watson sweepstakes.
“[The Browns] fall into this bucket of groups that, sure, would Deshaun Watson be an improve over what they’ve? Objectively, sure. However they are not on the lookout for that,” Graziano stated. “Cleveland has their man. They like their man. … Their plan is to go ahead with this system they’ve put collectively.
“Would they make a name and discover out [about Watson]? Probably. However I do not suppose that is a probable situation whenever you speak about what a staff must hand over. You would be overhauling your complete program, not simply your quarterback scenario. And proper now, Cleveland would not really feel like they’re ready the place they should overhaul issues to that extent.”
Mayfield won’t ever miss an opportunity to fire back at his critics and use perceived disrespect as motivation. On this case, although, he actually has nothing to fret about.