The Cleveland Browns struggled to a 7-10 record last season after new franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson began the season serving an 11-game suspension for gross sexual misconduct.
With the suspension behind him, Watson is looking to regain old form this season as the Browns’ starting quarterback from Week 1.
Still, he missed almost two years of action through injury and suspension, and he wants as much time on the field as possible before the start of the season on Sept. 10th.
Watson will get his wish as the Browns announced Sunday that Watson will play 20 to 25 snaps with the offensive starters in their final preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Aug. 26th.
“Oh, I would love to be out there,” Watson told WEWS-TV last week about the idea of starting the last preseason game. “I’m not sure how much exactly because I know Kevin don’t want us to play the whole game but get a little rhythm going for maybe a quarter or so against the Super Bowl champs and just have that test. So I think it’ll be fun.”
Wide receiver Elijah Moore, who figures to be an x-factor for the Browns this season, concurred.
“I think it’s super important,” receiver Elijah Moore said, according to The Chronicle. “I think it is time. We’re getting closer to it and they got a plan. I think everybody’s bought in.”