The Cleveland Browns are finishing up their 2022 season with a road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
While this game doesn’t mean anything for the 7-9 Browns, they can at least crush the Steelers’ playoff hopes with a victory.
Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson came back from his suspension and has thrown for 872 yards and five touchdowns in five games so far with three interceptions.
After the Browns traded a ton for Watson in the offseason, it’s refreshing to see him back on his feet and getting the feel for the game back under him.
The Browns traded away three first-round picks (2022, 2023, and 2024) and a third and fourth-round pick for Watson and a 2024 fifth-rounder.
With the offseason approaching, Watson made sure to reiterate his commitment to the team when he discussed his offseason plans.
Deshaun Watson said he plans to stay in Cleveland in the off-season.
“I live here, so I’m going to stay in Cleveland.” #Browns
— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) January 5, 2023
That’s good news for the Browns and shows just how committed Watson is to this organization.
After the Browns traded for Watson, he signed a five-year deal worth $230 million, including a signing bonus nearly worth $45 million.
At the time, the contract was shocking, especially for a QB who missed the entire 2021 season and then had to serve a lengthy suspension to begin the 2022 campaign.
Watson has been knocking the rust off slowly but surely, and with a full offseason working out in Cleveland, he should come into the 2023 season much improved and with hopes of a playoff trip.