It should be noted that he wasn’t great when he finally came back to the NFL. This can be expected since he had been out of action over a year and a half. After returning from suspension in 2022, he passed for 1,102 yards (less than 200 yards a game), seven touchdowns, and five interceptions in six games. His passing score was 79.1. Watson’s performance last year may be excused given he hadn’t played football since 2020 (when he threw for 4,823 yards and 33 touchdowns for Houston while going 4-12 as the starter). Those excuses are no longer valid. When someone earns as much money as Watson, they must be a superstar on the field in order for the team to flourish. That is obvious, but it is also true.
Cleveland Browns Odds
Online sportsbooks currently have the Browns at +3000 or 30-1 to win it all. They have some great pieces in place on both offense and defense but the reality is that there just isn’t enough meat on the bone to confidently say they have even a good chance of making it to the big game.
It is looking up for the Browns however. Watson may have a checkered past, but the facts is that he can play football. The Browns currently have an over/under of 9.5 wins. I think they may get 10 and squeeze into the playoffs. Their main problem will be the Bengals who are division rivals and are a better team.