Jacoby Brissett

With Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson now officially suspended for the first 11 games of the upcoming NFL season, veteran quarterback Jacoby Brissett is now the team’s starting quarterback at least until Watson returns in November.

On Wednesday, Brissett met with reporters and was asked a rather puzzling question: how tough is it to try not to be Deshaun Watson on the field?

Brissett had a very blunt and hilarious response to the question.

“It’s very easy for me not to be Deshaun,” Brissett told reporters.

While Brissett is an accomplished NFL quarterback himself who has started 37 games throughout his professional career, he does not have the stats or the accolades of Watson. In his four seasons playing for the Houston Texans before he was traded to the Browns, Watson made three Pro Bowls and led the entire league in passing during the 2020 season.

Brissett’s comical and candid response to what many considered a silly question caught the attention of the NFL world on Wednesday, offering a variety of reactions with some referencing Watson’s sexual misconduct allegations.

Brissett will start his first game with the Browns on Sept. 11 when the team takes on the Carolina Panthers and former Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.

[Mary Cay Cabot]