NFL Rumors: Browns join the Panthers and Saints in trade pursuit for Deshaun Watson

Written by Doug Rush

We already knew of two trade suitors for Deshaun Watson. Now, there’s a third one entering the chase.

The Cleveland Browns are set to meet with Watson to discuss a potential trade.

The Browns have Baker Mayfield who had a down season, but the Browns are at least interested in switching up their quarterback situation with their interest in Watson.

If the Browns and Texans were to make a possible deal, Cleveland would have to include Mayfield in the trade. The Browns 13th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft would likely have to be involved as well.

On Monday, the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers also met with Watson as well and submitted trade proposals.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.