Browns head coach is getting backup QB Jacoby Brissett ready to start week one.
After the team’s first preseason game on Friday, Stefanski told reporters that Brissett will be the week one starter.
“Jacoby [is] starting Week One,” Stefanski told reporters. “That’s how we’re operating. We’ll get him work in game three [of the preseason]. But felt like it was the right thing to get Deshaun in game one.”
Prior to Stefanski’s comments, there were reports that the team would consider trading for Jimmy Garoppolo if Watson were to be suspended for the entire season.
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The Browns will consider acquiring Jimmy Garoppolo if Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension significantly increases upon appeal, league sources tell cleveland.com.
The Browns are awaiting the ruling of Peter C. Harvey, the designee of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who confirmed Tuesday that the league is seeking a minimum year-long ban for Watson with the chance to apply for reinstatement after the season.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has pushed for Watson to get a season-long suspension due to Watson committing multiple “egregious” violations of the personal conduct policy.
“We’ve seen the evidence, she was very clear about the evidence, she reinforced the evidence,’’ “There were multiple violations that were egregious and it was predatory behavior. Those are things that we always felt were important for us to address in a way that’s responsible.”
There’s no timetable as to when the NFL will announce their decision on Watson’s suspension, so it appears that the Jimmy G trade is out of the question for now.