As the Cleveland Browns navigate their season, questions surrounding their star quarterback, Deshaun Watson, have taken center stage. Watson‘s recent injury and subsequent absence from the lineup have caused speculation, leading to Watson setting the record straight in a recent press conference.
Watson, who had been benched due to a right shoulder injury during Week 4, briefly returned to action against the Colts. Speaking about his decision to play, Watson told reporters, “I thought I was ready to return after missing two full games.” However, an early hit during the game indicated otherwise. He continued, “I just didn’t have the strength to go out there and play a complete game.”
Watson’s commitment has been put into question
The speculation about Watson‘s eagerness to be on the field and his commitment to the Browns took a toll, prompting him to address the matter directly. Watson‘s response was a candid reflection of his passion and commitment. “Why wouldn’t I want to play? I just worked my ass off for two years to get back to playing, so why wouldn’t I want to play? This is what I’ve been doing since I was six years old, so why wouldn’t I want to play? I see the same things, I see all the narratives, this and that,” he expressed, clearly frustrated with the circulating rumors.
Watson didn’t hold back when addressing sources of misinformation. “Anything that’s said about me that doesn’t come from me is bullsh*t,” he declared. As for the Browns‘ morale with this situation, Watson was optimistic, mentioning there are “no negative vibes” in the camp. He concluded with his focus on the present and future, “I’m now working to get the pain away and try to get back on the field as soon as possible.”