The Browns have a plan B

The Browns would have a plan B


If the suspension imposed on their quarterback Deshaun Watson is improved, the Cleveland Browns could be tempted to acquire Jimmy Garoppolo from the San Francisco 49ers. 

< p>According to, this scenario will be considered by the Ohio organization in the event of the prolonged absence of its new player, obtained from the Houston Texans during the offseason. Last week, Watson was handed a six-game penalty in connection with allegations of multiple sexual misconduct and assaults against massage therapists, but the NFL appealed the verdict, saying it was too lenient.

Commissioner Roger Goodell has also made no secret of his wish to see the athlete concerned sidelined for at least a year.

In Cleveland, Jacoby Brissett is behind Watson within the hierarchy of pivots and should obtain the mandate to direct the attack of his team during the suspension of his teammate, according to the words of the head coach Kevin Stefanski. With the Miami Dolphins, he started five games in 2021.

At San Francisco, Garoppolo is on the siding as the Niners try to pass him on to another organization. Trade plans were delayed by shoulder surgery for the former New England Patriots.

The 30-year-old quarterback completed 68.2% of his passes l last year for 3,810 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Despite the Niners' strong defensive performance, he was unable to lead the club to the Super Bowl last winter. Heading into the 2022 campaign, head coach Kyle Shanahan will rely on Trey Lance behind center.