- Deshaun Watson has reportedly been traded to the Cleveland Browns.
- NFL fans had quite the reaction to the news.
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In an absolutely shocking turn of events, Deshaun Watson is set to be traded to the Cleveland Browns.
It had been previously reported by every NFL insider that Watson had ruled out a trade to Cleveland, with the QB set to decide between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.
Something changed, and Watson is headed to Cleveland, according to Adam Schefter.
In return for Watson, Houston is reportedly set to receive three first-round picks and two additional picks.
Deshaun Watson has decided he wants to play for the Cleveland Browns in a stunning change of events, per sources. Watson has informed the Houston Texans that he now is willing to waive the no-trade clause in his contract to be dealt to Cleveland.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2022
The Browns are trading three first-round picks, and two additional picks to the Texans for QB Deshaun Watson, per sources. Wow. Wow. Wow.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 18, 2022
Watson, who is currently facing 22 pending civil lawsuits, was cleared of criminal charges earlier this month.
It became clear that Watson was seeking guaranteed money while looking for his next franchise, and the Browns are set to give him what he wants.
Every dollar of Watson’s new five-year, $230 million is guaranteed, according to Schefter.
The Panthers reportedly lost out on Watson because they wouldn’t guarantee him the proper money or term on a new deal.
NFL fans collectively lost their minds with the Watson to Cleveland news:
No players???????? OH MY GOD 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/gOQuxx1nsj
— HIM University (@DWil__15) March 18, 2022
He didn’t want to play for the Browns he wanted to play for 230 million dollars https://t.co/yUKHKj9d5K
— Lorenzo Cortes (@Hoyatexas) March 18, 2022
Guaranteed $230 extra large just to have the third best QB in their own division https://t.co/j9rPAmdNwE
— Jack Stone (@flapjacksevens) March 18, 2022
Fully guaranteed???? Lmao the Browns have to be worst organization in sports history lmfao https://t.co/pjXwuFcuXS
— John (@JohnBarelli8) March 18, 2022
Okay karma has been DEBUNKED https://t.co/HEJO4SSoeJ
— Twisted Steel & (@DustyWhoads) March 18, 2022
That’s a lot of money for someone who didn’t even wear shoulder pads last season. https://t.co/NTlWHiEKBe
— Mike Farrell™ (@mikefarrell37) March 18, 2022
Browns: "We are out on Watson"
Baker: "Trade me"
Browns: "Let's pay the guy going through civil cases a fully guaranteed $230 million"
— Aaron Rodgers Doppelganger (@ARdoppelganger) March 18, 2022