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Potential Browns Backup Plan: Targeting Jameis Winston for Deshaun Watson alongside Joe Flacco Rumors

New Quarterback Targeted as Cleveland Browns’ Backup Plan

The Cleveland Browns are reportedly in talks to re-sign veteran quarterback Joe Flacco, according to a report by Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. However, the team is also considering another quarterback as a potential backup to Deshaun Watson.

Interest in Jameis Winston as Backup Quarterback

Reports from Ben Volin of the Boston Globe suggest that the Browns are eyeing Jameis Winston as a backup quarterback option. Winston, who has played with the New Orleans Saints for the past four seasons, appeared in seven games in 2023 as Derek Carr’s backup. During his limited playing time, he threw for 264 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions.

Likelihood of Flacco’s Return

Cabot’s report indicates that Flacco is likely to return to the Browns, with both parties showing interest in a reunion. Despite Flacco’s desire to compete for a starting position, the quarterback landscape in the league may not provide that opportunity. Flacco’s performance in the latter part of the previous season was commendable, leading the Browns to four wins in their last five games.

Preparing for Contingencies

With Watson expected to make a full recovery from his injury, the Browns are aiming to be strong contenders in the AFC. However, considering Watson’s injury history, it is crucial for Cleveland to have backup plans in place. The addition of Flacco or Winston as a backup quarterback would be a wise decision to ensure the team’s stability in case of unforeseen circumstances.

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