Deshaun Watson has not appeared in a regular-season game since the 2020 season, but that will all change come Sunday. His suspension lined up perfectly to where his first game will be against the Houston Texans, the team that drafted him and in front of the fans that used to cheer him on.
With six games to play and quarterback Deshaun Watson set to make his season debut Sunday against his former team the Houston Texans, he had a nice message for his former team and fan base during his press conference on Thursday.
“I’m excited, I’m just excited to just play football for the Browns fans but also some of the Houston fans. I respect the whole organization, I respect everyone that was there when they drafted me. Great memories, fun memories.”
“I have so much love for the city of Houston, H-Town”
He was accused of sexual misconduct in about two dozen civil lawsuits from massage therapists. He has settled 23 of the lawsuits,and the attorney for the women said at least 10 of the women who accused the quarterback of wrongdoing will be at NRG Stadium.
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Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said he did not think Buzbee bringing Watson’s accusers to the game will be a distraction.
“I think a lot of that was just getting back in uniform, in the huddle, hearing my voice in the headset and those type of things,” Stefanski said. “That was all about the preparation. I don’t put much stock on that.”
Watson is set to play his first regular-season game in 700 days. He missed the entire 2021 season as he requested a trade from the Texans and then faced the accusations.
The Browns started out the season well, but it is unlikely that Watson’s return will result in a playoff push. Six teams remaining on their schedule have a combined record of 30-27-1 and that includes the 1-9-1 Texans.
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