McManaman claimed in one of his articles, if it's the 12 pick, the Browns would insist on Garoppolo signing an extended contract. It was kind of just buried in the middle of a paragraph and didn't elaborate. Suppose that makes sense, assuming we aren't signing Osweiller part 2.
One of Hue's constant themes in his interviews is he wants players "who make plays". Watson has to be part of his thought process.
Of all the options we've talked about, Watson embodies playmaking. Like no other, imho, although, it doesn't necessarily mean he's the one.
I'm least worried about our draft, other than figuring out QB. It seems the surest thing is the D will be fortified. GW will get new pieces.
- Most worried: We won't be aggressive enough in free agency. "Appropriately aggressive" doesn't really tell us anything and is qualifying as hell, although the Collins deal a darn good sign. Still concerned the rest will be Damario Davis's at most, and long shot Tyvis Powell's at least.
- Mediumly worried: About not addressing the QB situation in a real way, and outsmarting ourselves.
- Not worried: About improving the D. Especially via the draft. Williams is a massive improvement over casual Ray Horton too.