Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was added to the team’s active roster of 53 on Monday, paving the way for his return to action for his team’s next game.
The 27-year-old athlete will also make his return to action on Sunday, December 4, in Houston, against his former team: the Texans. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski has already confirmed Watson will be the starter and Jacoby Brissett will return to a backup role, having backed up the first 11 games.
Watson hasn’t played a game in the NFL since Jan. 2, 2021, a nearly two-year hiatus.
Watson initially asked to be traded from the Texans before the 2021 season had even started. . He was accused of sexual misconduct by more than twenty women.
It is for this reason that he had received an initial six-game suspension for violating the league’s good conduct policy, before seeing this suspension be extended to 11 games after an appeal from the NFL. .
« I think Deshaun has the support of his teammates and the support of the organization, » said Stefanski, whose comments were picked up by the NFL website. Right now, all of his attention – and all of mine – is on the game against Houston.”
In his final season in the NFL, 2020, Watson completed 70.2% of his stints, for 4,823 yards and 33 touchdowns, three career highs. He had just seven interceptions, his lowest total in four seasons on the Goodell circuit.