Deshaun Watson and the Cleveland Browns, who acquired him in a trade with the Houston Texans and subsequently gave him the richest deal in league history, are awaiting word on whether Watson will be required to serve any kind of NFL suspension in 2022.
The quarterback was the subject of 24 legal lawsuits alleging sexual assault and harassment at the time they acquired him from the Houston Texans. In each of the following four years, Watson’s base salary will be worth $46 million.
Spotrac recently noted that an eight-game suspension would cost Watson $460,000.
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey juped all over that post because it stated that he’d make “just” $45.54 million this year.
Watson did not suit up for one game in 2021, yet he still earned his $10.54 million salary from the Houston Texans.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio anticipated a suspension from two to eight games, but he said the Browns are “bracing” for eight.
Other than Watson and Brissett, the only QB on the roster is Joshua Dobbs, a former fourth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Former federal judge Sue L. Robinson, the league’s disciplinary officer, is deciding whether Watson has violated the personal conduct policy.
For Humphrey, he is coming off a season where he had a torn pec that ended his year prematurely.
In 2021, Humphrey appeared in 12 games for the Ravens and recorded 58 total tackles, one interception, a forced fumble, and 13 pass deflections.