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We are not in a position to trade for Watson. Especially considering we had a good year from a 3rd year quarterback. He’s good enough to win, and for now he is on a rookie deal. Watson pretty much needs that long-term deal right away where are you are playing him at the end of his contract, as it stands. And he is going to break the market. I’m not changing course and also giving up a bunch of assets to put this team in a bind. Not even worth a phone call. Build on this playoff season, which we haven’t had in 18 years, by getting some help on defense and another weapon or two, keep your draft assets, and call it a day. 

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6 hours ago, NateDawg said:

We are not in a position to trade for Watson. Especially considering we had a good year from a 3rd year quarterback. He’s good enough to win, and for now he is on a rookie deal. Watson pretty much needs that long-term deal right away where are you are playing him at the end of his contract, as it stands. And he is going to break the market. I’m not changing course and also giving up a bunch of assets to put this team in a bind. Not even worth a phone call. Build on this playoff season, which we haven’t had in 18 years, by getting some help on defense and another weapon or two, keep your draft assets, and call it a day. 

Not sure what you are saying about Watson needing a long term deal, he just signed a 4 year extension in September. I might be misunderstanding what you are saying.

Otherwise, I agree. I believe Baker is going to get better. Not that he isn't already good but I think he can statistically take that next step where he is throwing for 70% completions and 35-40 TD and less than 10 picks and moving to a top 5 QB in the league. We saw a lot of that in the 2nd half of the season. I just think there will be easier throws for him in the future and we already know he can force it to well covered receivers.

Watson is also very good. There are 32 teams though and I'm not interested in making a deal like the Rams did. I don't think we would be significantly better right away and we would sacrifice future talent. We were really close to the AFCCG with as bad of a 3rd and 4th down defense as you could imagine. If we only fixed that part of the team we would be Super Bowl contenders if the offense keeps doing their thing.

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4 hours ago, Thomas5737 said:

Not sure what you are saying about Watson needing a long term deal, he just signed a 4 year extension in September. I might be misunderstanding what you are saying.

Otherwise, I agree. I believe Baker is going to get better. Not that he isn't already good but I think he can statistically take that next step where he is throwing for 70% completions and 35-40 TD and less than 10 picks and moving to a top 5 QB in the league. We saw a lot of that in the 2nd half of the season. I just think there will be easier throws for him in the future and we already know he can force it to well covered receivers.

Watson is also very good. There are 32 teams though and I'm not interested in making a deal like the Rams did. I don't think we would be significantly better right away and we would sacrifice future talent. We were really close to the AFCCG with as bad of a 3rd and 4th down defense as you could imagine. If we only fixed that part of the team we would be Super Bowl contenders if the offense keeps doing their thing.

I forgot he just signed an extension.I forgot he just signed an extension. I just knew he was entering year five. 

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41 minutes ago, NateDawg said:

I forgot he just signed an extension.I forgot he just signed an extension. I just knew he was entering year five. 

Again, not sure I totally understand you. Did you forget he just signed an extension?

Sorry

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On 1/30/2021 at 5:05 AM, ditchdigger said:

Over the course of their respective careers, both Baker Mayfield and Deshaun Watson have lost in the playoffs to Patrick Mahomes.

Watson has looked better for longer, but Mayfield has looked best most recently.

So even in a vacuum, while you could say that Watson has been more productive and efficient over the course of his career and is more than likely the better overall talent at this point, Mayfield has shown over the course of his career that he is the perfect fit for this coach, offense, team and city.

I do not dislike Deshaun Watson, but I don't see any reason to destroy the team chemistry, organizational trust, and fan support that Baker has earned in Cleveland. He has put in the work, and the results are better than even I expected as a person who believed the Browns should draft him since Oklahoma beat Ohio State in Columbus and never once wavered. 

The proposed trade is so depleting and deflating to the idea of team building, I cannot see how Andrew Berry could pull the trigger on anything of the sort.  I can see him entertaining the idea for scholastic reasons, but it appears to me to run too far counter to everything that he and Depodesta have shown so far.

Forgot to mention this was a great post. Once again you articulate my thoughts with words I just don’t have. 

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