The Cleveland Browns are in a stretch of games that will define their season. They picked up a huge victory in Week 8 over the Cincinnati Bengals heading into their bye to keep their slim hopes alive. Things won’t get any easier in the final three games before Deshaun Watson is eligible to return from his suspension.
Cleveland has a brutal road trip coming up as they will head on the road to face the Miami Dolphins in Week 10 before traveling to face the Buffalo Bills in Week 11. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be hosted in Week 12 before the Browns head on the road to face Watson’s former team, the Houston Texans.
Speaking of former Texans, there is another one that is looking to join the Browns this season. Veteran wide receiver Will Fuller has considered retiring after not finding a team to play with in 2022, but he has shown interest in joining the Browns. That would provide him the chance to team up with Watson again.
Watson and Fuller had some solid seasons together in Houston. Fuller is a legitimate deep threat with a full downfield route tree. He has averaged 14.7 yards per reception in his career, peaking at 16.6 yards in the last season Watson and Fuller played together in 2020.
However, the one thing that has held him back in his career is his health. Fuller’s career-high in games played in a season is only 14. He has missed multiple games in every season of his career, absent for at least five games in every other season of his career.
Cleveland’s passing game has been middle of the road this season as Jacoby Brissett’s job has been made easy by just handing the ball off to Nick Chubb. The Browns could certainly use another weapon offensively as wide receivers Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones and tight end David Njoku all have at least 417 receiving yards this season, but the next closest is only 117 yards by Kareem Hunt.
Fuller would provide the offense with another big play, deep threat and already has built-in chemistry with Watson, who will likely need some time to gel with his new teammates. Bringing in someone that already has a rapport with Watson will make his transition easier.