Who is the backup for Deshaun Watson?

After trading Baker Mayfield to the Panthers, the Cleveland Browns have two backup quarterback options behind Deshaun Watson for 2022.

That Brown All in on Deshaun Watson even if he can’t play for them this season.

With NFL discipline over dozens of sexual misconduct allegations and four pending civil lawsuits, there’s a pretty good chance Watson’s backup will have significant playing time this year.

Now we know Baker Mayfield won’t be the backup plan. Cleveland traded the quarterback to the Panthers for a fifth-round draft pick.

So who is QB2?

Browns depth chart: who is the backup for Deshaun Watson?

If Watson is unable to play, the Browns will need to turn to Jacoby Brissett for backup, with Joshua Dobbs as a third option.

Neither of those backups is particularly exciting as a starter for Cleveland, but at least Brissett has 37 games of starting experience in his career.

Brissett was drafted in the third round by the Patriots in 2016 and he started two games for them as a rookie, going 1-1. A move to the Colts got him a starting role in 17. He went 4-11 that year while being sacked 52 times. He started in 15 games again in 1919, going 7-8 with a career-high 18 touchdowns.

In 2021, Brissett signed with Miami, replacing Tua Tagovailoa to start five games. He went 2-3 in that stretch.

Dobbs has never started a game and has 17 career tries under his belt. He saw action in 2018 and 20 for the Steelers but missed the 21 season with IR.

Whether it’s Brissett or Dobbs, a season without Watson at the helm will essentially be a placeholder for 2023.

The NFL is still weighing a decision on discipline for Watson. He was accused of inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature during massage appointments by more than 20 massage therapists while he was a member of the Houston Texans.

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John Verrall

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