It is a new era in Cleveland Browns football.
This was very obvious as many of the Browns weathered a spring snowstorm to come to the team’s facility in Berea for the first day of the 2022 voluntary offseason workouts.
There were a few player entrances along with Andrew Berry’s arrival, but the photo that got the most attention so far is the new Browns quarterback room pictured together for the first time.
The new look Browns QB room 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/c9Da0tBHy6
— Offseason Chopz (@Pchopz_) April 19, 2022
From left to right, Jacoby Brissett, Deshaun Watson, and Joshua Dobbs are walking together on the indoor field at Berea.
If the picture is any indication, the three look as though they have hit it off well and are getting to know each other.
Here is a sampling of what the NFL world had to say about this photo.
The Picture Is Missing Someone
It had to be expected that several people pointed out the obvious.
The Browns have four quarterbacks on the roster.
Through the beauty of Photoshop, Wayne Kerr edited the picture to include Baker Mayfield who is not in attendance for many reasons including his recovery from shoulder surgery and pending exodus from the team before kickoff of the 2022 season occurs.
— Wayne Kerr (@waynekerr216) April 19, 2022
Offseason Chopz made an interesting comment.
“Imagine showing this picture to a Browns fan in November.”
Imagine showing this picture to a Browns fan in November.
— Offseason Chopz (@Pchopz_) April 19, 2022
He is not wrong; no one could have predicted this monumental change last November.
Some would have been hard-pressed to predict it in early March.
Watson Is A Huge Upgrade
Another Twitter user pointed out that Watson is a “huge upgrade”.
Off field issues aside, Watson can ABSOLUTELY play. He's a huge upgrade.
— No Covidiots Allowed (@crnaBrian23) April 19, 2022
And many others are excited about the change.
— Rob Karliak (@rkarliak1125) April 19, 2022
Beyond the three quarterbacks, the Browns reportedly have a good turnout on Day 1 of offseason workouts.
#Browns got a pretty big turnout for the teams’ voluntary offseason program today. Players such as Deshaun Watson, Amari Cooper, Jakeem Grant, Wyatt Teller and John Johnson lll are in attendance, among many more.
Baker Mayfield is NOT in attendance, however https://t.co/u5pdUEsZIJ
— Noah Weiskopf (@BrownsWithNoah) April 19, 2022
Amari Cooper, Jakeem Grant, Wyatt Teller, John Johnson III, and Kareem Hunt attended.
The Cleveland Boy @Kareemhunt7 pic.twitter.com/BNUeOhaPbS
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 19, 2022
There will be media access on Wednesday.
Hopefully, we hear from some of the players who have to be both intrigued and excited about the blockbuster offseason roster changes to this team.
Cathy buttons says
Wow, guess we completely ignore about half the fan base that does not want Watson in a browns uniform. Ignoring those fans will not make then go away
Wendi Oliveros says
Hi Cathy, Everyone is entitled to his or her feelings about this situation. The intention is not to ignore anyone. Please know that.
Marla Fowler says
The intention might not have been to ignore half your fan base, but that’s EXACTLY what the Browns did. Im SO glad ive never been a Browns fan, id feel so unappreciated & dosrespected id be gone like the 10’s of thousands of other fans the Browns ignored. Btw, the Browns are now the most disgusting team in the NFL. I will not watch when my team with morals, the Bengals, play the Browns. No way ill ever watch a Browns game again in my life! Gross humans…..
Scenario: If the Browns kept Mayfield against half the fan base opinion to keep him, would you be saying the exact same thing…. that fan base is being ignored, lol. The people who make the decisions are the ones being paid to do so. You can’t make everyone happy, get used to real life! Real fans will adjust and hope for a better season!
Nice try says
Heres is your beloved team with “morals”…the 3rd most arrests in the NFL since 2000
Not a Browns fan evermore.
Mr Exotic says
Hey carol baskins, get down off that high horse(or kitty cat?) and step off of the soap box…….nobody cares about your opinions or the bengals….
Marlene Newman-Gauthier says
RIGHT!!! He perfect comeback reply. When there is NO OTHER REPLY!
Maybe all of you so called reporters that like to use BIG words can start by telling the truth about All of the fans, and not just those who are for the bad decisions the Browns execs make over and over and over again!
I agree with Cathy’s comment! It rings truth! Most fans are not happy with the decisions made by the so called professional staff! 🙄
I think it boils down to the fact that Watson isn’t a Browns typical quarterback to the said fan base, if you know what I mean🤔
Do you mean because he is black?
I don’t see why they acquired DeShaun Watson they should have just renegotiated Baker’s contract it’s that simple Baker is one hell of a quarterback I think in my eyes and what sometime he can be the franchise quarterback that the Browns need
What about Baker and The Cheesecake Factory and what he was accused of?? So what’s the difference Watson wasn’t indicted by grand jury and in this country innocent till proven guilty in case you forgot
Savvy Lady says
That was proved a lie. That “woman” did it for publicity.
Long time Lady Fan says
The negative “reporting” by local media helped cause friction in the locker room, plus false stories attributed to Baker “leaked” to turn public opinion so new management would have fewer critics when they went after Watson, (for 5 months). They created negativity about Baker and fired key players we loved that helped get us to the playoffs.
I for one will not attend games, nor buy merchandise! 😐
Marlene Newman-Gauthier says
As a life long fan, I for one do NOT want a
“here we go again” repeat of the Johnny Manzel saga!
This feels all to familiar to that bad situation.
Baker Mayfield is one of the Best decisions the Browns ever made since Bernie Kosar was the QB!
Oh and let’s not forget there was the Art Model saga!
Well it seems there is still nothing new under the sun when it comes to the Browns.
In closing all l can think to say is:
” HERE WE GO AGAIN “!!!!!
Jazzy Lady says
I know. This is becoming less of a family outing and more sport for adults only. How do you let your kids idolize someone with these morals? At the least Watson was disrespectful & rough to women & has a history of enjoying numerous sexual partners outside his girlfriend. Houston seems really glad to be rid of him …
If Browns don’t want Baker, they need to set him free. He is still rehabbing, but it is not fair that he can’t have an opportunity to develop chemistry with a new team and slowly work in limited throws. They want to just throw him on a field to get hurt with no reps. Shame on them! Even Bernie Kosar says he deserves better! 🤕
B. Mack says
Not to dismiss how someone may feel about a business decision but since the legal system found no evidence of a crime I’m full steam ahead as a business decision. Half of the fans who have fallen off .. some will return with a winning team.. but won’t admit it.. and the others will be replaced with the youngsters who may feel he’s a creep who tried tried to use his celebrity to his advantage while being naked .. Lastly not one of said they felt threatened at any time during the session. Disgusted I’ll concede.. Got a wife..daughters and sisters who says the massage could have been short lived the moment they felt uncomfortable.. if it didn’t.. we all make our own decisions. Mine is to support my team . So long Browns fans. You’ll be replaced.
Best moves Browns made in awhile
Excited to see this Dynasty start
Steven Zettlemoyer says
What the Browns have done in the Baker Mayfield situation is absolutely deplorable. The Browns have picked a QB in Deshawn Watson, who obviously can’t keep his slimy hands off women and has absolutely no respect for them over a QB Baker Mayfield, who’s enthusiasm on the field turned a losing team into a winner yet that wasn’t good enough for the hackasses running the Browns. Be careful what you wish for Browns because Watson is going to be one GIANT headache and a nightmare in the future.
[email protected] says
What the Browns have done to Baker Mayfield is absolutely reprehensible. Baker turns a lousy team around, makes the playoffs and they bring in Deshawn Watson who can’t keep his slimy hands off of women and has no respect for them to be their new QB. Be careful what you wish for Browns owners, because your problems have only just begun by bringing in a sex offender. Your nightmare has only just begun as I hope Baker signs with my Steelers. .
I know Steelers fans are not talking about a QB as a sex offender.
Seems like everyone forgot about Baker st The Cheesecake Factory being accused of something Deplorable so why now leave your tem like to hear that answer
Hey, truth be told did not like THE OBJ trade when it happen liked Jabrill Peppers. Second did not like the pick of Baker. However he did a good job. Watson is better. As one commenter said, any of the people could have end the sessions anytime. So it sounds odd on both sides. People go to places they know will lets say go the exact mile. In the case of football great move..The other let’s just see where it goes, he will end of paying a lot cash. If you want to judge take a look at tik tok, Red Carpet walk and any awards show and tell me whats going on and explain why.
Anthony Marotta says
The face of Cleveland is now a sex offender. Thanx for nothing scumbag crook owner haslem. What did KC do when one of their players abused a woman? They cut him. What did Cleveland do? They signed him. I wrote it off as Dorsey was the problem but guess I was wrong. Been a Browns fan since Bill Nelsen was the QB. He’s rolling in his grave now.
So here’s the deal. If you do not like what the Browns are doing….just stop watching. No one cares. Fans come and go all the time. In fact, most of the people who say they wont watch the Browns anymore were probably Baker Mayfield fans, and not Browns fans anyway. The stadium will still be filled every Sunday. Ticket prices have actually already gone up. People will still tune in to watch them on TV, and the world will keep on spinning. Personally speaking, I don’t give 2 shits about the civil cases. As long as he did not commit a crime, I don’t care. The civil cases are about money….nothing more. Guilt or innocence is not determined. If he loses his cases he will have to pay money, and if he wins, people will still call him a molester. It’s a no win situation for Watson that I really don’t care about. Even if he gets suspended by the league for an entire year, the Browns still have him for 4 more. So call him a rapist. Complain the the NFL. Stop Watching. You can even make signs and protest outside the stadium, it wont change a thing.
And once they win the Lombardi….it will be so much fun to listen to all of the butt hurt ex-fans complaining….and it will be glorious!
NFL = Not For Long …. Don’t take it personal Baker. Just move on and make them regret their decision when you play them.
Foolish a$$ nuts don’t actually KNOW football, they just eat, sleep and breath it! As a Saints fan, I was restlessly anticipating his signing! A Lombardi trophy brings prestige to your organization regardless of how and by whom it was won! Case in point, cheating a$$ Patriots! So, Cleveland, be happy, let the events play out as they may and either support or turn away! But know running back when Mr. Watson lights up the league each week is hypocritical lol!
Who cares either way, let the go woke NFL go broke,paying these privileged idiots way too much money to play a stupid game, while their idiot president ruins the country..want Watson you got him,want Biden, you also got him, they both are crooked as a snake
Cleveland is a strong city that has been resilient against hard times. It has hard working, good people. To tarnish the city by praising and ignoring the deeds a serial sexual predator is just tragic. This isn’t a dude that said something dumb 20 years ago. This is a guy who preyed on women and showed no moral compass. Is this a dude you want your kids to wear the jersey of? You want your car dealership to have him as a spokesperson? You want him on billboards on I-90 as the representing of this fine city when out of towners drive through for the first time? Cleveland, you’re better than that.
Zeppelin fan says
Agree with the Mayfield support. He did a great job for the Browns despite the circumstances. He shouldn’t have been disrespected this way.
And, might I add, Mayfield wanted to be here! Watson does not and he will only be collecting a paycheck.
Whether he was convicted or not, there are too many incidents to discount his guilt. All spas should require two employees when dealing with the opposite sex, to ensure a witness. Any man that imposes what he’s accused of on a professional masseuse should be banned. I hope Cleveland spas either refuse him service or take precautions.
It’s a sad day for Cleveland, and yes, same old same old, here we go again. You cannot build a team you keep tearing down. Insanity. I’ll be cheering for the Bengals.