The Cleveland Browns appear ready for a change at QB, and that player is Deshaun Watson.
Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com is saying the Browns are still looking at a deal where they would have to offer multiple first-round picks, Baker Mayfield, and other assets to the Texans.
While the Cleveland Browns have backed quarterback Baker Mayfield as their starting guy for the 2022 season, the team didn’t extend the QB this offseason. Mayfield will play out next season on his fully guaranteed, $18.8 million salary on his rookie fifth-year option and, as of now, would be a free agent next offseason.
While Watson no longer faces criminal charges, Sports Illustrated reports the NFL is still deciding whether to suspend the QB. Watson also still faces 22 active civil suits alleging sexual assault and harassment.
Clearly, none of that matters to the Browns or any other team that wants him.
If Cleveland is able to acquire Watson, ProFootball Rumors reports that Mayfield would either head to the Texans or land on the trading block.
For now, we will wait and see.