According to a report, Cleveland Browns players are upset about Watson’s absence in the loss against the Ravens.
Challenges keep coming for the Cleveland Browns Watson reportedly upset some of his teammates The Cleveland Browns suffered a brutal loss against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, prompting talk of star quarterback Deshaun Watson’s decision to sit out the game. As the Ravens celebrated their victory, murmurs began to echo from the Brownies locker room and the stands.
The main question on everyone’s lips: Why didn’t Watson play? A violent catfight between two women during a pivotal NFL game. Despite receiving the medical green light for Sunday’s match, Watson chose the touchline rather than the gridiron.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski, who stood by his player, defended Watson’s decision. “Players know their bodies best,” he might argue. But not everyone shared Stefanski’s sentiments. According to Browns insider Jason Lloyd, some of Watson’s teammates expressed frustration, especially after he announced his intention to play the entire week. The Browns had to play a rookie QB The weight of the game fell on the young shoulders of former UCLA Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson.
Thompson-Robinson, who filled in for Watson in his professional debut, showed his potential in the preseason but couldn’t steer the ship in a 28-3 loss in his official NFL debut. He completed 19 of 36 passes for just 121 yards and three interceptions.
Was it fair to throw away a fifth-round pick, albeit a promising college career, in such a pivotal game? Thompson-Robinson’s stats reflect the challenge of making the transition to the professional level, especially against a division rival. On a brighter note, Week 5 marked the Browns’ bye week, and Watson has plenty of opportunities for his shoulder to heal.
This will be crucial as the Browns prepare to host the 49ers in Week 6. So far in the season, Watson’s contributions have been average: 678 yards passing, four touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. With the Browns’ 2-2 record placing them in second place in the AFC North, the outcome of each game becomes more and more important.
As significant as it is now, Watson’s saga should eventually become a footnote in the Browns’ 2023 journey. But for now, it’s a topic of conversation that shows no signs of simmering down.