Deshaun Watson is making big money with the Cleveland Browns
Deshaun Watson is not only getting traded to the Cleveland Browns per reports, but his new deal with Cleveland is being reported all all guaranteed, making NFL history.
Friday’s big news is Deshaun Watson is being traded to the Cleveland Browns for three first round picks, along with other compensation from the Browns, and in return Watson will be receiving a new five-year, $230 million contract from the Browns to be their new starting quarterback.
The contract is reported to be ALL GUARANTEED.
This is a win for the Texans because of all the draft capital they are being reported to be receiving will change the path of the franchise moving forward. This trade is also a huge win for Watson as the Browns are backing up the Brinks truck to his house and giving him a new NFL record for the most guaranteed money for any player.
The Browns now have the franchise quarterback they’ve been looking for since rejoining the NFL in 1999.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted the following in his breaking news report on Watson’s new contract with the Browns on Friday:
Every dollar of Deshaun Watson’s new five-year, $230 million deal is guaranteed, per sources, setting a new record for the highest guarantee given to an NFL player. @Browns and Watson’s agent @DavidMulugheta combine to make history.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2022
Important contract note for Deshaun Watson, who got a 5-year, $230M contract. His base salary for 2022 is $1M, which means if he’s suspended, it’ll come out of that base.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2022
In Watson’s contract with the Texans it was four years for $156 million, but now with the Browns that has all changed, as the five-year number will be $230 million and he’ll be 32 years old when that deal is finished.