"I will not have my 4 daughters watch me root for him" - NFL fans left debating over Browns reporter's claim about Deshaun Watson and Baker Mayfield

NFL fans on Browns reporter's comments on Baker Mayfield and Deshaun Watson
NFL fans on Browns reporter's comments on Baker Mayfield and Deshaun Watson

Baker Mayfield is a member of the Carolina Panthers following his recent trade from the Cleveland Browns. His move ended a lengthy saga that began when the Cleveland Browns traded for Deshaun Watson early in the offseason. The Browns gave Watson a $230 million guaranteed contract to replace Mayfield as the team’s franchise quarterback.

Watson, however, is under investigation by the league and could miss the entire 2022-23 season.

A Browns reporter stirred the pot by claiming that the former Houston Texans quarterback is a better option than the new Panthers signal-caller. Upon seeing this, NFL fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the reporter's comment.

Here are the top reactions:

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The Browns' quarterback situation without Baker Mayfield

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Cleveland Browns Offseason Workout

Baker Mayfield was selected first overall in the 2018 draft by the Cleveland Browns. In the two seasons before they drafted him, the Browns had a combined 1-31 record. Mayfield turned their fortunes around, leading them to the postseason in 2020 and guiding them to a playoff victory.

But after a season in which he was plagued by injury, Baker Mayfield now finds himself in Carolina, while the Browns embark on a new era. But what does that era look like?

It's hard to say at the moment. Much hinges on the NFL's investigation into Deshaun Watson. Watson was accused by 24 women of sexual misconduct. He has settled 20 of those cases, but four are still pending in civil court. The NFL is seeking a year-long suspension for the three-time Pro Bowler.

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In the event of a suspension for Watson, the Browns are set to start Jacoby Brissett. Brissett has a history of backing up injury-prone quarterbacks and has proven to be a safe pair of hands. He is, however, a downgrade from Baker Mayfield. The Cleveland Browns will attract a lot of criticism if Brissett has to play for the entire season.

Rumors have suggested that the Browns are still in the quarterback market and have been linked to Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers. Cleveland may have to move fast, however, as Garoppolo is also being linked with the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Giants.

Interestingly, the Browns face the Panthers in Week One, with Mayfield potentially lining up against his former franchise. As for who will be lining up under center for Cleveland, your guess is as good as anyone's.

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