It's too bad for the Browns that LeBron James wasn't running their front office back in April, because if the National Basketball Association star had been in charge, there's a good chance that the team's quarterback right now would be Deshaun Watson, and not the current combination of DeShone Kizer, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan that has led them to an 0-9 start.
DeShone Kizer says he doesn't care about who Cleveland's most famous resident should be quarterbacking the Browns.
During an interview on Monday, James said that the Browns should have definitely drafted Watson to be their quarterback of the future. "Doesn't mean that Myles Garrett is not going to be a great football player".
As long as Watson recovers from his knee injury, he has all the looks of being an National Football League franchise quarterback. But Deshaun Watson should've been our quarterback. Doesn't mean you're (ripping) on the next guy. After selecting Garrett with the first overall pick back in April, Watson was still on the board when the Browns were scheduled to take their next pick at No. 12. Cleveland, however, opted to trade that pick to the Houston Texans, who selected Watson in the spot instead.
To LeBron's point: Just about every quarterback (or player, for that matter) the Browns touch turns to crap.
In 2017, Watson has completed 126 out of 204 passes for 1,699 yards with 19 passing touchdowns and 8 interceptions for a passer rating of 103.0. Garrett, meanwhile, has been impressive when on the field in his rookie season, recording 4 sacks in four games - although that hasn't been enough to stop Cleveland from laying claim to an NFL-worst 0-9 record.