Deshaun Watson Returns to Practice on Thursday Ahead of Colts Game

CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 24: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns warms up at halftime against the Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 24, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

Deshaun Watson returns to the practice field as the Browns gear up for their upcoming clash with the Colts, reports Jake Trotter of ESPN.

The return of Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson to the practice field is a promising development on Thursday, as they navigate their 3-2 season that has seen its share of offensive ups and downs.

According to offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt, “He’s set to step onto the field today (Thursday) and throw some passes. It’s a part of the process in bringing him back… today’s performance will be telling.”

The Browns began their season with a significant win against the Bengals, followed by a four-turnover nightmare against the Steelers, a complete game against Tennessee, and two consecutive games with backup quarterbacks at the helm.

The team’s success hinges on uniting and finding cohesion in their offensive performance. The practice session in Berea on Thursday is a step in the right direction.

It’s essential to note that Deshaun Watson’s return to practice doesn’t guarantee his immediate game-time participation on Sunday.

He is vigilant about ensuring that he can effectively throw the football and genuinely contribute to the team’s success.

As he stated, “I won’t jeopardize the team if I’m unable to perform certain tasks that could handicap us in specific situations.”

Should he be fit to return, this week would be an opportune moment. Watson has a history of impressive performances at Lucas Oil Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts.

Over three previous encounters, he has accrued noteworthy statistics. While his record as a starter against the Colts is 1-2, he has maintained an average of 352 yards per game with a 72.3 percent completion rate, amassing five touchdowns and just two interceptions.

Should he replicate those numbers, the Browns would immediately become formidable contenders.

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