The destiny of Deshaun Watson‘s season has been hanging within the stability of a particular investigator for some time.
Whereas the Cleveland Browns would like to know the outcomes, they couldn’t wait too lengthy for a solution.
The group would wish a backup plan, in case the league suspended Watson for the complete 2022 season.
Nonetheless, the Browns would shock the world by signing Josh Rosen.
Whereas Rosen is ready because the group’s third string QB, he may transfer as much as second or first if Watson is out for the season.
However who may the Browns have focused as a substitute to fill the void of a Watson suspension?
3. Sam Darnold
If the Browns actually sought a quarterback with some successful expertise, they might have gotten Sam Darnold.
He’s not the perfect by far, however the group already was engaged on their deal to provide the Panthers Baker Mayfield.
So why not simply swap quarterbacks at that time?
Not occurring. Browns have misplaced all leverage. If a group wished to commerce for Mayfield they might’ve accomplished it already. Finest guess for Browns could be to swap even with Panthers for Darnold. They make the identical cash. Every group will get a QB for 1 yr and a “recent begin”
— Chris Duncan (@ChrisDu35423033) June 22, 2022
He’s received extra video games than Rosen, so he’s at the very least bought that over Rosen in the event that they want a backup who can begin video games.
Darnold additionally has higher passing averages over his profession and isn’t rusty like Rosen.
Rosen hasn’t seen long-term NFL motion because the 2019 season with the Miami Dolphins.
That may very well be an element if the Browns want to show to him in 2022.
2. Cam Newton
Whereas a lot of the magic Cam Newton has proven in his profession is gone, he’s a a lot better decide than Josh Rosen.
The truth is, when he has a working again to assist him out like he did in some video games in Carolina, he does properly.
With the Browns having three prime working backs on their roster this season, Newton wouldn’t have all of the stress on him.
Nonetheless, points with him studying the playbook may have been a downside with signing him.
With him popping out and speaking about how not understanding the playbook put him in an disagreeable scenario, it may need given the Browns a motive to cross on him.
But when they bought him in early, Newton may have realized that playbook earlier than the season started.
1. Jimmy Garoppolo
The one QB Browns followers have been hopeful of getting was Jimmy Garoppolo.
If Deshaun Watson is suspended for the season, (I nonetheless do not suppose he will likely be) the Browns ought to commerce for Jimmy Garoppolo.
Jimmy performs out the final yr of his deal and improves his case to get $.
The Browns compete with a man who simply went to the NFC Championship sport. pic.twitter.com/vJEpTgMi1K
— Nick Karns (@karnsies817) June 27, 2022
He’s somebody with playoff expertise and is aware of how one can work with a group with an excellent working sport.
Whereas damage fears may need saved the Browns away from him, he’s nonetheless higher than Rosen.
He’s bought Tremendous Bowl expertise on prime of the playoff expertise.
These are two issues the Browns want in a quarterback if Watson misses the complete 2022 season.
He could be the man that would lead the group to the playoffs.
Nonetheless, his price ticket may need been one more reason the Browns would cross over Garoppolo.
With them being tight on cap house, they will’t afford Garoppolo’s big contract.
However he nonetheless would have made a better option over Rosen.
Regardless of his interceptions all through the years, he can nonetheless handle an offense.
Extra instances that not, you possibly can win a sport with Garoppolo as your quarterback.