The Cleveland Browns are facing some uncertainty in their quarterback situation due to Deshaun Watson’s ongoing shoulder issues, which will sideline him for Week 8 when the Browns take on the Seattle Seahawks. While the Browns may be exploring options to strengthen their quarterback position, one option they are not pursuing is bringing back Jacoby Brissett.
Brissett, a former Browns quarterback, is currently with the Washington Commanders, where he serves as the backup to Sam Howell. Although he had a stint with Cleveland in 2022, playing in 16 games and starting 11 of them, reports suggest that the Browns are not looking to reacquire Brissett, according to Ben Standig of The Athletic.
In Deshaun Watson’s absence for the upcoming game, the quarterback duties will fall to P.J. Walker. Walker has participated in two games for the Browns, starting in one. In his most recent outing during Week 6 against the San Francisco 49ers, he completed 18 of 34 passes for 192 yards in a victory. Additionally, rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson has also had a starting opportunity this season for the Browns.
As of now, it’s unclear whether the Commanders have any intentions of trading Brissett before the October 31 trade deadline. Throughout his career, Brissett has demonstrated his competence as one of the league’s most capable backup quarterbacks.
Jacoby Brissett is in his eighth NFL season, having previously played for the Patriots, Colts, Dolphins, and Browns. His most impressive season was in 2019, where he completed 272 of 447 passes for 2,942 yards, showcasing an impressive 18-to-6 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Last year, in his stint with the Browns, he threw for 2,608 yards, with 12 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.