With Sue L. Robinson’s decision on Monday, its official; Baker Mayfield won’t be facing the man the Browns brought in to replace him in Week 1.
At the Panthers post-practice media session, Mayfield was asked about Deshaun Watson’s suspension and the potential of playing against a Jacoby Brissett-led Cleveland team.
That honestly is none of my business. I don’t play against the other quarterback [as much of] a cliche [thing] as that is to say. But, it’s the truth. When it comes down to it, I’m gameplanning against their defense … trying to help this team win. That’s my mindset going into it. But I’m not focused on Week 1 right now.
The Browns signed Watson to the richest contract in NFL history this offseason before eventually moving off of Baker Mayfield via trade; sending him to Carolina for a conditional fourth or fifth-round pick in 2024.
Watson was handed down a six-game ban from judge Sue L. Robinson, a punishment is expected to be appealed by the NFL this week.