The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a call for Jimmy Garoppolo to join the team
One crazy quarterback story leaves, so another comes in. After weeks of hearing that the Cleveland Browns should try and mend fences with Baker Mayfield in case of a long suspension for Watson, there’s now a call for them to go after Jimmy Garoppolo.
This comes on the heels of Mayfield being traded to the Carolina Panthers for a mere fifth-round pick in 2024. With him out, there continues to be this misguided notion that Cleveland will be blindsided if Watson is suspended for a long amount of time.
Of course, anyone watching them knows they have considered such a possibility, which is why they have Jacoby Brissett ‚— a former teammate of Garoppolo’s in New England. In today’s Daily Dawg Tags, we look at the plea to bring in Jimmy G and explain why that’s not happening.
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"“Guest Host Zach Gelb explains why the Cleveland Browns would benefit tremendously from trading for Jimmy Garoppolo.”"
Gelb says the Browns can make the playoffs with Garoppolo — and he’s right. He also says they can probably get him for next to nothing in a trade, which is also right. However, they’re not about to get the 49ers to pay for more than half of his contract the way Cleveland did with Mayfield for a couple of reasons.
One, they still don’t know for sure Trey Lance is the answer, so why shell out money to not have a Plan B? Two, Garoppolo won’t be a problem as the No. 2 guy the way Mayfield would have been, so why hurry to move him?
Brissett is the guy should Watson miss time and looking elsewhere will be less fruitful than it would have been to ask Mayfield to come back.
"“Appearing on ESPN Radio, Graziano explained that the two sides had settlement talks during the hearing. He said, as have others, that the league had been pushing for an indefinite suspension of at least one year. Graziano mentioned at one point, by way of further elaboration, that the league at one point had moved the needle for the minimum suspension in Watson’s direction.”"
The fact that the league is still trying to settle with Watson could be a good sign for him. The tide seems to be shifting toward the suspension not being as long, so he and his legal team are surely not going to accept anything with the word “indefinite” in it.
Yes, it’s over, but since the situation with Mayfield carried on into July, Greg Newland thinks it could have some long-lasting effects on the Browns in 2022.
The Browns have a pretty solid roster from top to bottom but it’s hard not to notice the defensive tackle position is lacking in experienced starters. This could be the one spot that holds them back this season.