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Updated Browns QB Depth Chart After Baker Mayfield Trade

Isaiah De Los Santos
NFL Depth Charts 2022: Updated list of Cleveland Browns QBs after the Baker Mayfield trade.
NFL Depth Charts 2022: Updated list of Cleveland Browns QBs after the Baker Mayfield trade. / PHIL MASTURZO / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Cleveland Browns finally ended the Baker Mayfield era on Wednesday by trading him to the Carolina Panthers. While Cleveland had already mentally moved on from the former No. 1 overall pick, his confirmed departure allows the team to officially start fresh at quarterback.

Here's how the Browns' QB depth chart stacks up following the trade.

Browns Quarterback Depth Chart

1. Deshaun Watson

Cleveland acquired Deshaun Watson in a blockbuster deal earlier this offseason. The three-time Pro Bowler is undeniably talented, though he last played an NFL game in January 2021 due to off-field issues that aren't fully resolved yet. It's likely Watson will be suspended for at least part of the 2022 season, which will make QB depth even more important in the early going.

2. Jacoby Brissett

Should Watson miss time, the Browns have a capable veteran Jacoby Brissett to fill in. Brissett has made 37 career starts across 60 career games, serving as QB1 of the Indianapolis Colts during the 2017 and 2019 seasons. He also started five games in place of the injured Tua Tagovailoa last year, going 2-3 while throwing for a combined 1,089 yards, 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions during those contests.

3. Joshua Dobbs

Cleveland also added former fourth-round pick Joshua Dobbs this offseason, stealing him from AFC North rival the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dobbs appeared in 10 games for the Steelers since being drafted by the team in 2017, combining to throw for 45 yards along with 1 INT. His inexperience could be an issue if Brissett and Watson are unable to suit up in the same week during the regular season.

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