Despite struggles, Deshaun Watson has Super Bowl aspirations

Browns, Deshaun Watson. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)
Browns, Deshaun Watson. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) /

Even though the Cleveland Browns are struggling in 2022, Deshaun Watson still sees a Super Bowl in the near future for this franchise 

Deshaun Watson might have been facing an unprecedented suspension this offseason but he still had his choice of landing spots in 2022.

In the end, he spurned the Atlanta Falcons — his hometown team — in order to join the Cleveland Browns. When he came on board, he made it known that he believed in this coaching staff and the roster that he would have around him. Watson said back then that there were good things in store and he hasn’t let a slow start to his Cleveland career change his mind.

On Thursday, Watson spoke with the media and re-iterated his faith in Kevin Stefanski and said despite their 6-9 record, his goal remains the same — he’s here to win it all.

Slow start for Deshaun Watson should have been expected

In his first four games in the orange and brown, Watson has completed just 57.7 percent of his passes for 703 yards with two touchdowns and three picks. He’s also had 100 yards on the ground with another touchdown, but the numbers overall look nothing like what we saw when he was in Houston.

Having said that, there was no way they were going to. Watson didn’t play any meaningful football for 700 days and while some will claim practice should have been enough, that’s simply not the truth when that much time passes.

Watson understands this as he added that the Browns aren’t playing for right now but are focused on what they have to do in order to be better in 2023 and the years that follow.

There will be those who don’t want to hear that, but it’s the truth. Cleveland is eliminated from the playoffs but they’re going to have their hand-picked quarterback for the full offseason. These final two games will be all about getting him and Kevin Stefanski (yes, Stefanski is coming back) on the same page as they prepare to make their mark in 2023.