Well, we all thought Deshaun Watson said he would not be going to the Cleveland Browns, but apparently that didn’t stop them from continuing to pursue him… and they won. They got Deshaun Watson, but gave up a pretty massive package, including cash.
Browns and Texans still are finalizing official trade compensation for Deshaun Watson, but it is expected to include three first-round picks, a third-round pick and potentially a fifth-round pick.
Deshaun Watson gets a fully guaranteed 5 year $230M contract. That is $80M more than the previous record for fully guaranteed money at signing ?
The Browns get their QB. Just wow. pic.twitter.com/RxEHlOZ1cI
— the Sports ON Tap (@thesportsontap) March 18, 2022
According to his social media, Deshaun Watson himself seems to be very happy he got to pick his team and head to the Cleveland Browns.
When he’s on the field, Watson is one of the most electric quarterbacks in the league. From 2018-2020, Watson averaged 4,280 passing yards, 28.3 touchdowns, and 9.3 interceptions per season, including a league-leading 4,823 passing yards and 33 touchdowns in 2020.