Deshaun Watson and his girlfriend Jilly Anais made headlines this week after a video surfaced of the pair enjoying a date night.
Heading into the 2022-23 NFL season nobody quite knew what to expect out of Watson. It went without saying that he would miss most of the Cleveland Browns’ campaign, but how would he look when he did play?
As it turns out, not particularly well.
The 27-year-old looked about as rusty as a player could be expected to be after missing a year of action. Despite his struggles, though, Anais was there cheering Watson on every step of the way. Her wild antics at his Browns debut even caused something of a stir.
This week the couple reaffirmed how strong their relationship truly is with a date night video that immediately went viral.
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Watson and Anais have always been remarkably tight. Even when uncomfortable accusations were being made against the former, despite his troubling messages leaking out – Anais always remained a ride or die.
Relationship stuff aside, it will be interesting to see how Watson ultimately looks in 2023-24. The Browns invested a lot in adding him to the roster, both financially and from a reputation standpoint.
That investment needs to start providing some sort of return.
The photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/qxWVbokyVO
— Game 7 (@game7__) March 15, 2023
This past week Watson agreed to modify his contract to help Cleveland free up $36 million in cap space ahead of free agency. The hope is that the space will be utilized in adding some talent to a somewhat anemic roster.
Last year the Browns finished 7-10 and missed the playoffs for the second season in a row. All parties involved hope that a fully rested Watson, with a full offseason of preparation, will change that going forward.
Will Watson be able to restore some semblance of respectability to the Browns franchise and his own career? Time will tell, but either way Anais will be there cheering him on every step of the way.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.