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.
Brissett had a very blunt and hilarious response to the question.
#Browns Jacoby Brissett on how tough it is to try not to be Deshaun Watson on the field: “It’s very easy for me not to be Deshaun”
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 24, 2022
“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.
— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) August 24, 2022
— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) August 24, 2022
— Jeff-LJ-Lloyd (@Jeff_LJ_Lloyd) August 24, 2022
— Bennett Karoll (@TheBennettK) August 24, 2022
How to not be Deshaun Watson 101: Don’t Sexually assault anyone https://t.co/G0G6b1Fkut
— Walsh (@Keith_Walsh18) August 24, 2022
— Anthony Rizzuti (@Anthony_Rizzuti) August 24, 2022