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Browns Take Another Step Toward Potential Deshaun Watson Trade

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Cleveland Browns will take another step towards a potential trade for quarterback Deshaun Watson.
The Cleveland Browns will take another step towards a potential trade for quarterback Deshaun Watson. / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns are one of a few NFL teams vying for the services of Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Rumors surrounding this potential trade destination emerged on Sunday, but now the Browns are taking a more official step.

Cleveland will meet with Watson on Tuesday in order to pitch him on the idea of waiving his no-trade clause to come play for the Browns.

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Watson's no-trade clause has created a unique situation for potential Watson suitors. Both the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers met with the three-time Pro Bowler on Monday, seemingly setting up sales pitch styled meetings commonly seen in free agency.

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The biggest question mark around Cleveland's pursuit of Watson is incumbent quarterback Baker Mayfield. Plagued by underwhelming performances and recent injury history, Mayfield is in line for a longer-term extension this season.

NFL circles would agree that Watson is an obvious upgrade, especially following a 2020 campaign in which the dual-threat playmaker tossed for 4,823 yards including 33 touchdowns and another 444 yards and 3 TDs on the ground.

Browns fans will pay close attention to Tuesday's meeting and the possibility of landing a game-changer at QB. For now, Cleveland holds +3000 odds (15th) to win Super Bowl 57 on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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