LeBron James caused a good stir this past weekend when criticizing Phil Jackson over his drafting decisions. In the process, he as well had some thoughts on the Cleveland Browns and their quarterback problem.
“I think Deshaun Watson ought to be a Dark brown,” James explained via Cleveland.com, elaborating on his criticism of Jackson. “Doesn’t mean that Myles Garrett isn’t going to be a great football participant. But Deshaun Watson should’ve been our quarterback. Doesn’t mean you’re (ripping) on the next guy. It’s that you stating everything you see.”
Monday, it led to rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer being asked about James’ comments:
#Browns DeShone Kizer on LeBron James saying Deshaun Watson should be the #Browns QB: “It possesses nothing in connection with me personally” – Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) November 13, 2017
To be good to Kizer, he’s not really wrong. Sure, you would choose the best athlete on earth not really say that another participant should be the quarterback instead of you. But the Browns very well could possess drafted Watson at No. 1 or No. 12 total in April’s draft. After making the no-brainer pick in Myles Garrett, they decided to trade that No. 12 choose to Houston, who ultimately drafted Watson, where he balled out this year until he tore his ACL used.
To LeBron’s point: almost every quarterback (or participant, for that matter) that the Browns feel turns to crap. Would Deshaun Watson be the quarterback who threw for 1,699 yards, 19 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in eight games? Most likely not. The Browns don’t contain a huge amount of weapons around Kizer, who features been yanked around all season by Hue Jackson.
And After all, they’re the Browns. They can’t have nice things, so when they do keep these things, things usually fail.
Could LeBron end up being an NFL GM? Well, if he attempted to make a trade for A good.J. McCarron, at least he’d probably get it in on time.