A number of years in the past the Cleveland Browns would have by no means been able to land a participant like J.J. Watt however because it seems, it would simply be the primary alternative for the previous Houston Texans’ defensive finish.
Sources informed Cleveland.com on Tuesday that the Browns examine off a number of of Watt’s bins in the case of selecting his future group, with the largest attracts being a severe Tremendous Bowl contender and cash.
Earlier studies indicated that at the least a dozen groups had been taking a look at Watt on Friday, shortly after he introduced that the Texans “mutually” agreed to grant his request to be launched after 10 seasons.
Among the many groups embrace the Pittsburgh Steelers, the place each of Watt’s brothers play, however the Browns have one thing that others don’t have — cap house.
In accordance with the report, Watt was set to make simply over $17 million in Houston and might be seeking to make round that a lot in his new contract. The Steelers are presently $30 million over their cap house whereas the Browns have about $21.7 million in house.
A five-time Professional Bowler and three-time NFL Defensive Participant of the yr, Watt will certainly be seeking to receives a commission however one other side he might be in search of is championship potential.
The Steelers confirmed probably the most promise at first of the season however rapidly unraveled whereas the Browns maintained consistency all through, reaching their first playoff since 2002. The Buffalo Payments, regardless of missing in capital, provide the best probability for Watt after making it to the AFC Championship recreation this yr solely to lose to the defending Tremendous Bowl champs.
Watt is popping 32 subsequent month and can doubtless have just a few seasons left in him. He’s mentioned up to now he’s not fascinated by being part of a rebuild.