Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was slapped with a six-game suspension after facing allegations of sexual misconduct but he’s eligible to play in the preseason. Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars made him know how they feel about him in Week 1 of the preseason.
Watson has gotten a lot of backlash despite the fact that he wasn’t charged with a crime and ever since he stepped foot at TIAA Bank Field, he’s been booed. This doesn’t come as a surprise though. Even before he landed with the Browns, he was a persona non-grata in Jacksonville by virtue of having playing for the Houston Texans from 2017 to 2020.
During his stint with the Texans, Watson went 6-1 against the Jags, completing 63.59 percent of his passes for 1,475 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions. It’s fair to say that the former Clemson Tiger wasn’t a popular figure in Jacksonville but that was due to a football rivalry. Now, it’s because of his off-field actions.
Watson ended up attempting five passes and completing one for seven yards. So how have Jaguars fans reacted? As previously stated, the signal-caller was booed but it went a bit further. Please click on this link to see the video to see what fans chanted. Just be advised that it contains strong language.
Jaguars fans have always shown a united front
The Jaguars haven’t enjoyed much success on the football team but that hasn’t made fans walk away. In fact, it looks like that has gotten them closer. Last year, they rallied together when they wanted the organization to move on from general manager Trent Baalke.
It’s also a common sight to see Jaguars fans dunk on anyone who makes fun of the team. Earlier this year, they made a media commentator apologize after making a joke about Jacksonville not playing in the Super Bowl.
The Jaguars are currently losing 24-13 to the Browns but that won’t stop fans from having fun and also letting Watson know he isn’t welcomed in Jacksonville.