The Houston Texans have a deal in place to trade Deshaun Watson
After meeting with the Saints, Panthers, Falcons, and Browns, Deshaun Watson has decided to waive his no-trade clause and be traded to the Cleveland Browns, according to Adam Schefter. Watson will get a new deal from the Browns that will give him a $12 million per year raise, making him the highest paid QB in the NFL. It's a 5-year/$230 million deal.
Browns are giving Deshaun Watson a new deal, per sources. The $184M over the first four years of this contract is a $48M raise over the $136M he was scheduled to make over the same four years on the previous contract - a $12M a-year raise in that span.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2022
The Texans will receive 3 first round picks, a third round pick (2023), and fourth (2024) for a fifth round pick swap, per Ian Rapoport. The Texans now have the 3rd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and the 13th overall pick.
Sources: The #Browns and #Texans are in agreement on a trade for Deshaun Watson. It’s three first-round picks, a third-rounder and late-round pick swap, a fourth for a fifth.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2022
It’s done. He’s a member of the #Browns.