Kevin Stefanski knows how he will use his QBs in Jacksonville, but he isn’t saying

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Kevin Stefanski has a plan for how he will play his quarterbacks in Friday’s preseason opener at Jacksonville, but the Browns coach isn’t ready to reveal it.

PFT‘s Mike Florio reported last week that the Browns will play Deshaun Watson in the preseason but how much and in how many games remains to be seen.

“I haven’t shared it with the team yet,” Stefanski said, via Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal. “So I will wait on announcing that. We have a framework on how we’re going to handle this preseason. As you know, you always reserve the right to change your mind based on how practice goes and those types of things. We’re pretty confident in the plan we have.”

Stefanski did not provide a timetable for telling the team. The Browns are scheduled to conduct a closed practice Wednesday before departing for Florida.

Watson is making the trip to Jacksonville, per Easterling, and Stefanski later told WKRK 92.3 that Watson likely plays one of the three preseason games. He did indicate which game.

The only certainty at the position is Jacoby Brissett is expected to start at least the first six regular-season games while Watson is suspended for violations of the Personal Conduct Policy. The NFL is appealing Watson’s suspension, so he might have to sit out even longer.

Watson has not played in a game since Jan. 3, 2021, while with the Texans. He was inactive for every game last season.

“I mean, it’s something that we knew was going to happen,” left tackle Jedrick Wills said Tuesday of Watson’s absence. “But we’ll be ready for him whenever he comes back and the sooner the better.”

Joshua Dobbs and Josh Rosen are the other two quarterbacks on the team’s roster at the position.

5 responses to “Kevin Stefanski knows how he will use his QBs in Jacksonville, but he isn’t saying

  1. Hmmm like he used Mayfield who was hurt all season and his performance on the field was a disaster. This coach is better off keeping his mouth shut I have no confidence in his ability to coach this could possibly be his last year if he doesn’t produce

  2. “As you know, you always reserve the right to change your mind based on how practice goes and those types of thing”. Those type of things being crowd booing, picketing, brown paper bags, etc.

  3. He has QB’s on the team. Looking at what he has after the Sexual Predator is put down doesn’t give much hope that he’ll have anyone who can find the field when they are led out of the tunnel.

  4. Im not even a Browns fan but am I the only one who thinks Watson shouldnt have been suspended at all especially after he was forced to sit out last year? Time served should count for him even though he didnt even deserve that. He wasnt found guilty in a court of law so why is he being punished by the NFL? Just seems like these women wanted a big payday and jumped on the bandwagon after the first one came out. Its not like Watson held them down and raped them.

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