Journeyman quarterback Jacoby Brissett signed with the Cleveland Browns in March figuring out he might be atop the membership’s depth chart by Week 1 in September. It now seems that can certainly be the case after NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson dominated on Monday that Cleveland beginning signal-caller Deshaun Watson needs to be suspended for six video games for violating the league’s private conduct coverage relating to allegations of sexual misconduct throughout therapeutic massage classes.
As Jake Trotter famous for ESPN, Brissett beforehand served as a fill-in starter throughout stints with the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and, most just lately, the Miami Dolphins final fall. The 29-year-old spoke with reporters on Tuesday and made it clear he’ll be ready to take the sector when the Browns open the common season on the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 11.
“It’s been my situation throughout my career,” Brissett defined. “Nothing that I’m unfamiliar with. Always been ready to go, whenever my number’s called and that’s the case at this point now.”
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski has repeatedly insisted that Brissett will begin any video games Watson misses due to a suspension, and there is at the moment no indication Cleveland will make a transfer for a confirmed commodity akin to San Francisco 49ers veteran Jimmy Garoppolo. That leaves Brissett, together with his profession file of 14-23 throughout 37 regular-season begins, as his employer’s non permanent QB1.
“Since I’ve been in this league, it’s been the next man up,” Brissett added. “So that experience obviously helps with not only the playing, but also like the mindset of understanding — you gotta be ready whenever your number is called.”
The NFL and NFL Players Association have till 9 a.m. ET Thursday to file a written enchantment of Robinson’s ruling. The NFLPA announced on Sunday night it “will stand by” her determination, however the league stated Monday it “is reviewing Judge Robinson’s imposition of a six-game suspension and will make a determination on next steps.”
Assuming the six-game ban sticks, Watson can be on observe to make his official Browns debut on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7 on Oct. 23.