Deshaun Watson Is Now Suspended 11 Games And His First Start Will Come Against A Familiar Face

Deshaun Watson Will Make His Browns Debut Against A Familiar Face

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The NFL has now officially changed the suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. After a mediocre six-game suspension, they went back to the drawing board and have now decided: It is 11 games for Watson, according to Josina Anderson of CBS.

Watson now gets 11 games and a $5 million fine, which is a significant bump from his previous suspension. However, there is an interesting wrinkle in this suspension.

He will return for Week 13. The Browns’ opponent for that week?

You guessed it: The Houston Texans.

You can’t make this stuff up. Baker Mayfield will face his former team in Week 1 with the Carolina Panthers, and Watson will make his regular-season debut for the Browns against his former team.

Fans took notice of this development of the NFL deciding to have Watson return against Houston, which sure seems like an odd coincidence.

So, there you have it. Deshaun Watson is out for 11 games and will return against the Texans…in Houston. We can only imagine what the response will be for Watson against his former team, one in which he left a sour taste in their mouths.

Jacoby Brissett figures to be the starter for Cleveland unless they end up trading for Jimmy Garoppolo. Either way, the Watson suspension is finalized once and for all.