Cleveland Browns mailbag: What if Jacoby Brissett starts all 17 games in 2022

May 25, 2022; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) during organized team activities at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
May 25, 2022; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) during organized team activities at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

Let’s take a look at several burning Cleveland Browns questions asked by readers including what would happen if Brissett starts all 17 games in 2022.

It is the time of year when Cleveland Browns fans are anxiously awaiting training camp to start next month and the preseason to bring football back.

This offseason has had plenty of intrigue and talking points to pass the time as we wait. Let’s take a look at several Browns questions that were asked on Twitter in this week’s mailbag.

“If Watson one way or another, ends up playing all 17 games this season, what’s our record? But say Watson gets suspended for the entire season, what would the record be with Brissett at the helm?” -@CBrooks035

Let’s start with the first part on if Deshaun Watson was starting for the Cleveland Browns for all 17 games. Last season the Browns had bottom 5 quarterback play and they finished the year 8-9, Watson is easily top 10 if not higher than that. If he were to play 17 games and the team around him was healthy I don’t see how he wins any less than 12 or 13 games.

If he misses that whole season it will be tough for the Browns but the season will not be a wash. This team got better from last year’s version that was still just a game under .500. Jacoby Brissett doesn’t have as high of a ceiling as Baker Mayfield but his floor is higher. He won’t win games but he won’t lose them. If the team stays healthy they win 9 or 10 games, but that is the best-case scenario.

“Which rookie do you see making the biggest impact and why?” -@sawniiofficial

For me I think it is Cade York, you saw several games last year where if you had a legitimate kicker you trusted the outcome might have changed. Yes, York still needs to prove himself in the NFL but he has been nailing kicks in practice and kicks from great distances.

He hasn’t missed an extra point in the past two seasons, that alone would help the Cleveland Browns win more games. But the honorable mention for me is wide receiver David Bell.

“What has the Cleveland Browns conditioning staff done to try and minimize the number of injuries that plagued them last year?” -@Michael20288340

I think this is a really underrated and important question because the injuries and long recoveries last year really hurt the Browns. It is clear that the Browns listened to players and have invested a ton of money into a new recovery facility that is currently being built in Berea.

They will have on-sight yoga instructors (John Johnson specifically asked for this) as well as all of the state-of-the-art recovery equipment, and hopefully, it makes a difference.

“What running back is most likely to be traded Felton or Johnson?” -@that_other_dan

The running back room and the battles in the camp that take place with that position are the ones I will be watching closely. If one is traded of these too though it is likely D’Ernest Johnson, the deal that he just signed is very team-friendly and extremely tradable.

He showed last year that he can be a starting back that can lead you to a victory like he did against Denver. Even if Johnson is traded I’m not sure Demetric Felton will make the roster and he is likely to be the odd man out one way or another.

“How do you think the CB room plays out?” -@JXDubs727

This is probably the deepest room on defense that the Browns have heading into camp this year. I think Denzel Ward and Greg Newsome will not likely be passed up for the top two spots.

Seems like when there are three corners on the field Newsome will be in the slot and Greedy outside, but in two corner sets Newsome goes outside. The idea of moving Newsome around and playing multiple positions is really interesting given his athleticism and physicality.

Martin Emerson is the wild card, I think he reminds you of the same type of corner as Greedy Williams and likely is his replacement next season. I think it makes sense they hold onto all these guys as Newsome, Ward, and Williams have a tendency to miss games.

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And don’t forget AJ Green can play too, this Browns’ corner room is loaded.