For Deshaun Watson and the Cleveland Browns closed a circle in the night of Saturday. The controversial quarterback was chosen in 2017 on 12th place of the draft, a pick, which was in front of the Texans in the hands of the Browns. However, the cost of this meeting is tremendous: Watson and a five-round draft law change to Cleveland, while the Browns send the search rights from the years 2022, 2023, 2024 and a third round and a five-round spick to Houston.

The former Clemson quarterback had spent four successful years in Houston after his draft, in which he led the team twice (2018, 2019) in the play-offs. Also for him personally, the years in Texas were successful: Between 2018 and 2020, the 26-year-old was elected three times in the Pro-Bowl.

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After this success then, however, the burglary came: 2020 the Texans could win only four games, after the season, even star receiver Deantre Hopkins was also handed over to the cardinals. As a result, Watson also demanded a trade, which should first be smashed because of the allegations of sexual abuse, which is why he did not play a game in the complete last season. A year later, the Trade is now official, so that a new chapter starts for both sides.

Giant contract and a strong offensive

The Browns probably also received the surcharge because they can ruthlessly dot Watson. Watson signed a five-year contract in Cleveland over $ 230 million and meets there directly on a strong offensive: In Nick Chubb, the Browns probably plays one of the best running backs of the league. The 26-year-old could run more than the “magical” 1000 yards in each of the last three seasons and stood three times in a row in Pro-Bowl. Watson’s new destination through the air will be Amari Cooper. The four-time Pro-Bowler also came by Trade of the Dallas Cowboys.

On the other hand, Baker Mayfield has to do space: the quarterback, which had been selected only one year after Watson at the first place of the draft, could meet the high expectations of the team too rarely and is now on the siding. At the 26-year-old, the Indianapolis Colts, the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers are said to be interested in the 26-year-old.

Due to the abuse allegations: Watson could still be blocked

For the Browns this trade and this contract is very risky: Watson was accused of 22 women of sexual abuse before the last season. At the beginning of March, a jury had rejected to set a criminal proceedings against Watson, but the civil processes are still running.

Also a lock in the NFL is still possible. The NFL confirmed in the hours after the trade that the League continues to invest against Watson. “No transaction has any effect on the continuous study of serious allegations against Deshaun Watson,” said Brian McCarthy. Should Watson be locked, Case Keenum, former Vikings quarterback, would probably lead to Browns in the coming season.