The Cleveland Browns might be losing a grip on the season, as their quarterback room is dwindling. Somehow, it's getting worse, as Dorian Thompson-Robinson left the Pittsburgh Steelers game with an injury.
He took a massive hit late in the game that looked incredibly painful. With the team staying in Los Angeles to prepare for their game against the Rams, Thompson-Robinson enters concussion protocol, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
“After losing to the Broncos today in Denver, the beat-up Browns now will continue west to Los Angeles to spend their week practicing at UCLA in preparation for next Sunday’s game against the Rams. It was supposed to be something of a homecoming for Browns’ starting QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who played at UCLA from 2018-2022 before the Browns drafted him in the fifth round last spring. But Thompson-Robinson is now in concussion protocol.”
If Dorian Thompson-Robinson's injury rules him out for the Rams game, then the Browns are likely to start PJ Walker in his place. Hopefully, the concussion isn't serious and the rookie quarterback returns sooner, rather than later. But Cleveland will evaluate him throughout the week.
Thompson-Robinson has played five games this season. So far, he's totaled 429 passing yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions. It's been a tough go for him during his rookie campaign. However, he was thrown into the fire since Deshaun Watson has struggled staying healthy.
The Browns began the year with all of the confidence in the world. They currently have a 7-4 record on the season. But with the quarterback situation up in turmoil, Cleveland's confidence has gone downhill. Regardless, they're in the thick of the playoff race and hope to get back in the win column in Week 13 against the Rams.