The NFL world has been turned on its head, as the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes has ended in the most unlikely of fashions.
It was previously believed that it was down to just the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints, as reports circulated that Watson had told both the Browns and the Panthers that he would not be waiving his no-trade clause to join them.
There were also some credible rumors circulating that Watson would officially become a member of the Atlanta Falcons on Monday, once they finalized a deal to trade Matt Ryan and free up some cap space.
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Well you can throw all of that speculation out the window, as Watson has officially chosen the Cleveland Browns as his next team. And it was even reported that the two sides have agreed on a new contract.
At the time, it was reported that the Browns and Texans still had to finalize a deal. From the sounds of it, that has now happened, as Houston will receive three first-round picks, as well as two additional mid-round picks, in exchange for Watson.
That’s not all. Details surrounding Watson’s new contract with the Browns have also been disclosed. According to the reports, he’ll receive
The deal is said to be worth $230-million over five years, with all of it guaranteed. It’s a new record for the highest guarantee given to an NFL player, which is shocking when you consider the legal issues Watson has been at the center of over the past year or so.
Now that that’s all done, it’ll be interesting to see what happens with Baker Mayfield, as the offseason quarterback drama continues.
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