The Cleveland Browns needed quarterback Deshaun Watson, in order that they went out and acquired him from the Houston Texans regardless of 22 lively civil lawsuits in opposition to him. Within the course of, they signed Watson to a $230 million totally assured contract extension.
That’s lots of dough and that equates to lots of energy.
A number of NFL executives lately advised Mike Sando of The Athletic that it might be an excessive amount of energy and one thing that may come again to chew the group in a while down the road.
“Folks discuss concerning the contract precedent and what that does to the NFL, however that leaves out the easy actuality that this man (Watson) doesn’t have to take heed to anyone,” an exec mentioned. “If he needs Kevin Stefanski fired, doesn’t just like the offense, no matter it’s, Cleveland is caught.”
“Giving him a totally assured contract, they principally mentioned it doesn’t matter,” one other exec mentioned. “If you’re Stefanski, you might be an NBA coach now.”
The dearth of foresight on the Watson deal was spurred on by what many view because the impulsivity of Browns proprietor Jimmy Haslam.
“This was a Flying J transfer,” the exec mentioned, referring to Haslam’s firm. “Anybody who has labored underneath him for any time frame will let you know the Flying J (Haslam) is likely one of the most impulsive guys you’ll ever meet.”
The Browns had higher hope Watson and Stefanski see eye-to-eye and that Watson’s authorized troubles don’t grow to be compounded as a result of they’re out of playing cards. Haslam & Co. didn’t simply play the hand, they burned your entire deck and now Watson is in full management if he needs to be.