Shocking Poll Results From Cleveland Browns Fans Reveal Whether They Want Deshaun Watson Or Baker Mayfield As Their QB1

Published 06/13/2022, 10:00 AM EDT
BEREA, OHIO – MARCH 25: Quarterback Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns speaks during a press conference at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on March 25, 2022 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

NFL franchise Cleveland Browns have recently found themselves at odds with their fans after trading for quarterback Deshaun Watson. It is a damning verdict for the franchise, who were looking to move on from QB Baker Mayfield this season. The verdict comes following recent voting that seems to hint that the franchise might have made the wrong choice.

A recent Twitter poll, conducted by The Big Play Reflog Show co-host McNeil, saw nearly 24,000 fans voting upon an intriguing question. The fans had to pick between Deshaun Watson and Baker Mayfield for becoming their starting QB for the 2022 NFL season.

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The results from the public poll would have pulled the rug from under the Browns organization, as Mayfield was the popular choice.

The former No.1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft won the poll, with 68 percent of fans putting their faith in him over Watson. While it was a Twitter poll, the response would have been discouraging for an under-fire Watson in the last couple of months. As the 2022 NFL campaign approaches closer, the franchise will be sticking to Watson as their QB for the future.

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Despite the overwhelming pressure from fans, the Browns hierarchy still holds firm in their newest acquisition. According to reports, while the Browns are aware of his off-field problems and dissent of the fans, they appear unmoved. The report from Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com also states that the franchise has no plans of voiding Watson’s contract.

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The former Texans QB joined the franchise after the Browns traded away 6 draft picks, including 3 first-round picks in the blockbuster trade. Despite the ever-growing heat around the franchise, they still have full faith in Watson‘s abilities to lead them into the future.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 27: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans walks the field during warm ups prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

While the fans have been raising the heat in recent weeks towards Watson and the franchise, they will back them in the upcoming season. The 2022 NFL season will be a significant campaign for Watson to show his doubters his abilities on the football field.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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