This Thursday morning, the NFL and NFLPA reached an agreement regarding a new punishment for Deshaun Watson. He's being suspended 11 games and fined $5 million. It puts the saga to an end.
Browns GM Andrew Berry met with reporters this Thursday afternoon to discuss Deshaun Watson's punishment. He was also asked whether or not he'd still trade for Watson is he had to do it all over again.
Berry doesn't hesitate in answering yes. He also defends Watson and cites positive qualities about the Browns quarterback.
"Yes we would," Berry said. "We mentioned at the time that our process was total. We felt like we made an informed decision. Understand why others may not have made the same decision that we did. But we do believe that Deshaun has strong, positive qualities and we do believe that he's done everything in his power to integrate himself with our team and done everything that we've asked. We do believe that as he goes through with self-improvement, self-improving process that he has the opportunity to make a strong and positive contribution to our team and organization."
Deshaun Watson will be eligible to play for the Cleveland Browns in Week 13.
The AFC North franchise, meanwhile, is not closing the door on potentially looking again at the quarterback trade market.
The team is also confident in Jacoby Brissett.