Quarterbacks earn massive sums of money but they also bring it back into a franchise. This is partly from their on-field contribution but also their marketability. One of the biggest problems with Watson is that his brand is horrific. There arguably may not be a less marketable player in NFL history at this point.
The Browns can’t put a sexual abuser in front of the media because it’s a horrible look. To be fair, people have short-term memories and they could forget his cretinous ways if he played well. But things are going badly for Watson on the field and this isn’t helping him. Watson’s nightmare seems set to continue, as does the Browns’ nightmare at the quarterback position (via Forbes).