Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson talks with head coach Kevin Stefansky after minicamp on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in Canton, Ohio, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Browns Hof 4

As the NFL and the Cleveland Browns await word on the Deshaun Watson suspension, one thing is certain. The situation has caused tremendous stress on his teammates, according to Browns running back Kareem Hunt.

“Yeah, it’s definitely stressful for them,” Hunt said in a recent interview. “It’s tough because they’re trying to figure out what pieces they’ve got for the season and what plays they want to put it. You know, there’s different plays for Deshaun and Jacoby, different playbook, different things we can do at quarterback.”

It’s not a question of “if” Watson will be suspended but for how long? And what are the Browns‘ immediate plans now that Baker Mayfield has made it known he will not play for the Browns at all under any circumstance?

Most NFL experts expect Watson to serve at least a year because of his actions despite never being criminally charged in his sexual assault cases. He still faced several civil suits and rumors of more to come down the line, which is why many think the NFL is reluctant to make a final decision on his future in the league.

The Browns find themselves in a pickle at quarterback until they get the final word from the league.


About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.