cleveland browns quarterback deshaun watson

As the NFL season approaches, the Cleveland Browns find themselves in a bit of a bind at the quarterback position given the pending possible suspension for the recently added Deshaun Watson.

If Watson were available, he would certainly be Cleveland’s starting quarterback to begin the season after the team gave him a five-year contract with $230 million. However, Watson is still facing potential disciplinary action stemming from the sexual misconduct allegations against him.

While the length of the suspension is still unclear, the Browns’ most recent roster moves suggest that the team is indeed anticipating a suspension for their new starting quarterback as the team is bringing in veteran quarterbacks A.J. McCarron and Josh Rosen for workouts, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

Fowler reports that Cleveland is looking to enter training camp with four quarterbacks and Jacoby Brissett is expected to be the team’s presumptive starter, pending Watson’s availability. Another veteran quarterback or two would add depth to the roster if Watson is suspended.

While Watson’s status is still up in the air, recent reports expect any suspension to be between two and eight games. This news came after it was reported on Monday that Watson and the NFLPA were prepared to file a federal lawsuit against the NFL if the league ultimately decided on a full-year suspension against Watson.

[Jeremy Fowler]