The Cleveland Browns needed quarterback Deshaun Watson, so 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 absolutely assured contract extension.
That’s quite a lot of dough and that equates to quite a lot of energy.
A number of NFL executives lately informed Mike Sando of The Athletic that it might be an excessive amount of energy and one thing that might come again to chunk the group in a while down the road.
“Folks speak 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 stated. “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 stated it doesn’t matter,” one other exec stated. “In case you are Stefanski, you might be an NBA coach now.”
The shortage 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 stated, referring to Haslam’s firm. “Anybody who has labored beneath him for any time period will let you know the Flying J (Haslam) is among 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 change into 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.