The Browns have had many quarterback nightmares over the years. There was the Jonny Manziel disaster, the Cody Kessler nightmare, and the failed experiment with Deshone Kizer. That’s only a summary of the past decade because they have a long history of mangling the position (via ESPN).
That’s why Cleveland leaped at the opportunity to land a true franchise quarterback in Watson. They harshly bundled Baker Mayfield out of the door because they thought that they could contend now. Cleveland saw short-term benefits to signing Watson but it’s quickly turning into a long-term disaster for them.