With Deshaun Watson back, can the 4-7 Browns make a run?

Browns, Deshaun Watson. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
Browns, Deshaun Watson. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports /

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson’s suspension is over with the team at 4-7 can they still make a run with the return of their QB?

The 11-game suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is over and he will now take over a 4-7 football team. After the Browns’ upset of Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the team will get their franchise quarterback under center.

So with the return of Watson is there a chance this team could still make some noise this season?

Can the 4-7 Browns make a run?

Watson will definitely be rusty returning to the field for the first time in nearly two years but faces a terrible Houston Texans team in his first start. That is great that he will be able to shake some of that rust off while likely relying on the running game and his pass catchers to beat his former team.

Jacoby Brissett wasn’t bad for the Browns in the first 11 games but it was obvious that the team’s margin for error was slim to none with him at quarterback. The luxury of having a player that has the ability to create something out of nothing like Watson can take this highly efficient offense to another level.

It would take some luck and things breaking their way but the Browns are definitely capable of making some noise in the final six games. Sunday against the Buccaneers was one of the defense’s best games of the year including the team holding Tampa to less than 100 yards on the ground.

If Cleveland can find a way to put more complete games together with a quarterback that can take things to the next level this season can still be a positive one.

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