The Daily Dawg Tags have all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including an indefinite suspension looming over Deshaun Watson
There’s a good chance we all hear the terms of the suspension for Deshaun Watson this week. There’s also a chance the Cleveland Browns are going to hate those terms.
Watson, who had 22 allegations of sexual misconduct when Cleveland traded for him saw that number rise to 24 before he started settling cases. He still has four lingering over his head but the league is supposed to make a recommendation for his suspension shortly.
If it does end up being a full year — as many expect it to be —‚ the Browns will have no one to blame but themselves. They sold the farm for a player with a cloudy future and they might not get a chance to see what he can do until 2023 at the earliest.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“Per Schefter, the NFL intends to argue for a “lengthy” suspension during the hearing. “"
The word “indefinite” continues to be thrown around with the minimum ban being one full season. Watson, who has settled 20 of his 24 allegations didn’t play at all in 2021. Sitting out another year might hurt his chances of rebounding in 2023 — but this was a gamble the Browns took when they traded for the troubled signal-caller.
"“Yeah, I’ll be good,” Ward told the Beacon Journal later while he got into his car after his appearance in Akron."
Ward took questions about the quarterbacks in Cleveland but was more interested in talking about football‚— and that included how he’s doing after suffering a foot injury recently. Ward said he’s good and while he might not make the start of training camp, he should be on the field by Week 1.
This notion that a season-long suspension will lead to Baker Mayfield returning to the Browns is flawed. No matter how it’s spun to make sense, the truth is both sides are done. Mayfield doesn’t want to return to Cleveland and to be honest, they were done with him before last season ended.
The idea that backup quarterbacks can’t have success in the NFL is flawed, which is pointed out by Elliot Kennel who identifies 10 backups who won it all during their careers.