It’s not the first time sources have been wrong, but sometimes, lately, it’s a surprise to see that to be the case. The Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints were the supposed front-runners to land Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans a day or two ago, but that no longer matters as it’s been revealed that he’s been shipped to the Cleveland Browns in their stead.
Watson is said to have basically picked the Browns, waiving his no-trade clause to help make the deal happen. The trade sends three first-round picks, those coming in 2022, 2023, and 2024, as well as two more mid-round, picks to the Texans in exchange for the quarterback and a pick as well. The Browns, in need of a consistent QB that is capable of leading the franchise long term, have signed him, according to reports, to a new five-year agreement worth $230 million, all of which is guaranteed. If so, that makes him the NFL player with the most guaranteed money of all-time. Not bad, and it’s now time to see if Watson can lead the Browns where they want to go.