3 things we learned in Browns win over Baltimore
1. Deshaun Watson is making progress
It might not seem like much but Deshaun Watson really played well in Week 15 as he led Cleveland to the win over their divisional rival. In his third game of the season, he had 161 yards and a touchdown on 18-of-28 completions but he did enough to get the win.
And after securing that first victory at home for the Browns, Watson was beyond excited.
What’s most important though wasn’t his stats. It was the way he spread the ball around and how accurate he was when he did let it rip.
Following a rusty start (which should have been expected), Watson was throwing dimes on Saturday — in the cold weather, which was another question about him that some had.
One pass, in particular, showcased the arm talent Watson has. That was when they dialed up. a play-action pass where Watson threw the ball to the opposite side of the field, and was able to drop it right over Kyle Hamilton’s head and into the arms of Amari Cooper.
In addition to this pass, he completed throws to eight different receivers, including Mike Woods and Daylen Baldwin, who was just called up from the practice squad.
Watson still has room to go until he becomes the player we saw in 2020 when he was with the Houston Texans but Saturday highlighted why this front office was so eager to bring him in — despite the known PR hit they were going to take.