Cleveland Browns dream scenario No. 1: Deshaun Watson plays whole season, Browns to playoffs
The biggest dream and the one that has the most chance of bursting even before the season starts involves the Browns new starting quarterback Deshaun Watson. With a pending suspension of some length looking like a possibility, it’s been difficult for many to make any predictions on the season.
If Watson does get a suspension handed down from the NFL in the next few weeks, will Watson and his legal team appeal whatever punishment is handed down? If that’s the case, does Watson start in Week 1?
In this final dream scenario, there’s no suspension handed down this season or the suspension is pushed to 2023 — or maybe even the length of the punishment is limited to a four-to-six-week time frame.
Watson could do wonders in this Browns offense — especially with having teammates like Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, David Njoku, and Amari Cooper to feed the ball to all game. If given the opportunity, Watson could have a career season and lead the time to a playoff game or two.
The Browns know they have Watson committed to them for the next five years with that guaranteed $230 million contract. Being that committed to a player, it would be a nice boost to the team to have Watson play the whole season.
That balloon has that needle aimed at it, but it still hasn’t popped. Will it or will the dream still be a reality in Week 1?