- The Cleveland Browns planned a meeting to speak with Deshaun Watson about a potential trade on Tuesday.
- The Texans are reportedly not interested in making Baker Mayfield their QB in a potential trade with the Browns for Watson.
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The Cleveland Browns are apparently thinking about trading for Deshaun Watson, but the Texans are reportedly not thrilled about getting Baker Mayfield in return.
On Tuesday afternoon, Browns execs flew out to meet Watson in person to gauge his interest in playing in Cleveland next season.
Deshaun Watson is scheduled to meet with the #Browns on Tuesday after he met with the Saints and Panthers on Monday, according to @AaronWilson_NFL.
New Orleans and Carolina have both made strong trade proposals to Houston – but Watson holds the cards with a no-trade clause.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) March 15, 2022
The Cleveland Browns have sufficient interest in Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson to take a meeting with him. Per multiple reports, the Browns will sit down with Watson on Tuesday in Houston
Some folks with the Browns could be in line for some tough questions, too. Mayfield is the current starter, under contract through 2022 and recovering from surgery to his non-throwing shoulder. He has a fully-guaranteed salary of $18.8 million for 2022. If the Browns will be absorbing Watson’s $35 million salary, they presumably would want to unload Mayfield’s salar
According to NFL reporter Sheena Quick, the Texans will likely retrade Mayfield, or he could be packaged in a three-team trade if Watson agrees to get traded to the Browns.
Don’t sleep on the Browns in the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes. Per sources, the Texans aren’t particularly interested in Baker Mayfield. He could go to HOU to be re-traded or possibly be dealt later in a separate trade. CLE has the best roster/situation of the 3 (CAR, NO, CLE). https://t.co/nZnraIeUxw
— Sheena Quick (@Sheena_Marie3) March 15, 2022
It’s kind of sad that Baker Mayfield is almost an afterthought at QB at this point.