How much did the Browns give up?

What did the Cleveland Browns do to make the blockbuster deal for Deshaun Watson? Texans are getting some draft picks.

Circumstances can change rapidly in the NFL. One minute, Brown running for Deshaun Watson. Next, they were removed from the controversy and Their relationship with Baker Mayfield was broken. And next, they completed a commercial deal.

Final result? Deshaun Watson is the Browns’ new franchise quarterback.

Cleveland ended up giving up a bunch of draft picks in the first round to make it happen.

Deshaun Watson transaction details revealed

Texans Get

2022, 2023, 2024 First Choice on Rd

2023 3rd Rd Pick

2024 4th Rd Pick

Browns Get

QB Deshaun Watson

2024 5th Rd Pick

According to Albert Breer, the Texans are getting an absolute sum in exchange for Watson. Cleveland’s first-round picks for 2022, 23, and 24 now go to Houston. Future third and fourth round selections are also underway.

Along with Watson, the Browns are receiving a 2024 fifth-round pick to sweeten the deal.

Cleveland also signed a five-year contract with their new quarterback, paying him $230 million in a five-year guarantee, Breer reported. That breaks the previous record for guaranteed money in the NFL, held by Aaron Rodgers with $150.7 million.

The Texans will be hoping to rebuild with those early rounds while the Browns are pouring all their energy into Watson as their Super Bowl ticket.

Watson was the Pro Bowl quarterback for three of his first four seasons in the league, making 4,823 yards and 33 touchdowns with interceptions seen only in the 2020 season.

That was the last time he played in the NFL, though, sitting out the entire 2021 season. Shortly after he pushed for a trade away from Houston, following the 4-12 season, Watson was dropped. 22 civil lawsuits by masseurs who has stated that he acted inappropriately in a sexual manner during the sessions. His NFL future has been in limbo ever since.

Recently, a Texas grand jury refuses to bring criminal charges against Watsonclear the way for his trade to move forward. How much did the Browns give up?

John Verrall

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