Deshaun Watson was traded to the Cleveland Browns from the Houston Texans for a 2022 first-round draft pick, 2023 first- and third-round picks and 2024 first and fourth-round picks. Cleveland also receives a 2024 fifth-round draft pick as part of the trade.

The biggest news in the NFL in the past 24 hours was a blockbuster trade. Deshaun Watson’s move to the Cleveland Browns dominated the headlines. He hasn’t played since 2020 after being accused of sexual assault and misconduct. The Texans paid Watson for the 2021 season but he was inactive throughout the season. There has been some uproar in the sports world about the message this sends to fans, especially Women. Even without criminal charges, Watson could face sanctions from the NFL including a possible suspension.

Deshaun Watson

Despite that, he still faces 22 active civil cases of sexual assault. However, the grand jury’s decision not to prosecute eliminated one barrier for the teams considering a deal for Watson. He met with the Saints, Panthers, Colts and Browns earlier this week. He had initially informed the Browns that he hoped to be traded elsewhere. However, he reconsidered that decision and is now on his way to the Cleveland Browns.

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Deshaun Watson is one of the league’s best quarterbacks in ability and overall production. He has thrown 104 touchdowns and 36 interceptions with 14,539 yards and a 67.8 completion percentage. He also possesses a 104.5 career passer rating and made the Pro Bowl from 2018 to 2020.