Deshaun Watson Unpopular Amongst NFL Twitter Who Vouch For Colin Kaepernick to Get an Opportunity Instead

Published 06/07/2022, 5:24 PM EDT
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands on the field before their NFL pre-season football game against the Denver Broncos in San Francisco, California, U.S. August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo

Cleveland Browns’ newest QB acquisition, Deshaun Watson, has been facing a lot of heat lately. As recent developments follow, a 24th plaintiff emerges against him. And amidst the controversy, NFL fans on Twitter make clear comparisons between him and former Niners QB Colin Kaepernick.

Twitteratis weigh in on the current situation of Deshaun Watson with what Colin Kaepernick had faced early in 2017. Questions arise about the treatment received by Kaepernick for taking a stance on “equality” yet getting “black-balled” for it. While on the other hand, Watson scores a hefty contract with $230 million guaranteed, despite having 24 active cases against him.


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Watson, who enters his sixth year in the league, could face a potential season-long suspension for the 24 lawsuits filed against him. The Browns may turn to Baker Mayfield, who has been held on by the franchise, simply as a backup if things go south with their starting QB.

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NFL fans erupt over rumors of Watson’s potential suspension while Kaep “lost his career for taking a knee.” The NFL still hangs over the scenario on the Browns’ QB while his case is underway and major developments follow through.


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The NFL remains in a tough spot as the Watson situation intensifies, while Kaepernick still tries to make a return to the league. Though having called out for a workout with Las Vegas Raiders, the former Niner remains unsigned by any team.


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Deshaun Watson might have been looking forward to the 2022 season after missing out on all the football action in 2021 with the Texans. However, it remains to be seen if he could make it to the gridiron this season. A season-long suspension could prove to be a blunder for the Cleveland Browns too, who have their hopes up high with the new QB.

SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 26: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on from the sidelines against the Green Bay Packers in the first half of their preseason football game at Levi’s Stadium on August 26, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

On the contrary, Kaep still hasn’t landed a QB role even after five years. The one time Super Bowl finalist even opened up on his acceptance of a backup role in the NFL, yet no franchise has come forward to sign him.


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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

Edited By: Deepika Bhaduri