Deshaun Watson Rejects Browns & Panthers From List Of Potential Suitors
With the grand jury opting to not indict the quarterback on allegations of sexual misconduct, soon-to-be-former Houston Texan Deshaun Watson is expected to decide on his new team soon.
Watson, who sat out last season due to the allegations, is eager to find a new NFL home but it will not be in Cleveland or Carolina, as he has ixnayed those two possibilities.
The Browns may have shot themselves in the foot, as their meeting with Watson irked their current QB, Baker Mayfield, who has since requested a trade—a trade the team denied. He’s due a fully guaranteed $18.5 million in 2022.
Barring a mystery team jumping into the equation, it appears that Watson has limited his potential suitors down to the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints. The two landing places are intriguing—Watson hails from the Atlanta area, while the Saints have a ton of free cap space and a need for a QB since Drew Brees retired.
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The QB is expected to ponder his decision over the weekend and decide next week, however whatever team he chooses may be weary as potential discipline could be handed down by the NFL.
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