In line with a report from the Wall Street Journal, the Cleveland Browns may be bracing for an indefinite, year-plus suspension for Deshaun Watson.
If that’s the case, and Baker Mayfield is actually done in Cleveland, the Browns might need to look elsewhere for the quarterback position moving forward.
In line with reports, the Browns are already considering another quarterback trades.
“If Watson is in truth suspended, search for offseason addition Joshua Dobbs to affix the lively roster. But while Cleveland could ride the majority of the season with Brissett as its starter within the event of a Watson suspension, the Browns could also look for an additional quarterback trade — Baker Mayfield for Jimmy Garoppolo, anyone? — to assist the team tread water while Watson is out,” ESPN’s Jake Trotter reports.
There’s one obvious candidate in Jimmy Garoppolo. But would the Browns hand over more assets for a quarterback after already trading for Deshaun?
“A Baker-for-Jimmy swap can be interesting. Baker is unlikely to challenge Trey Lance for QB1, but would it not surprise anyone if a passer like Baker succeeded in KS’s structured system? If Watson gets a 1-year suspension, JG would land in one other SB-ready situation,” one fan suggested.
“Jimmy G goes to be a Brown,” one other fan speculated.
“Didn’t expect to see this picture under this post,” one fan added.
Who do you see playing quarterback for the Browns in 2022?