Deshaun Watson wants to go to Cleveland, shockingly waives no-trade clause

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Deshaun Watson wants to do his best LeBron James and take Cleveland to glory.

After a year-plus long process, Deshaun Watson has waived his no-trade clause to the Cleveland Browns. It’s a shocker of a move after the Browns were informed that they were out of the running. Just hours ago, it was down to Atlanta and Carolina as the leaders for Watson.

Falcons entered into the bidding war right after the new league year started and tried to make their case appealing enough for Watson to waive his no-trade clause.

If this trade actually does happen, it will be the biggest such trade in the 20-year history of the Houston Texans. Heck, it may just be their biggest moment overall as a franchise. A move like this hasn’t been seen since Dallas traded Herschel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings. That decision worked out pretty well for Dallas.

In all, four teams truly had a chance at Watson. The Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, and the Carolina Panthers were all in the running.

Deshaun Watson waived his no-trade clause for the Cleveland Browns

The Texans got three first-round picks out of this deal, with likely more compensation coming as this article is being written. That’s the price that Nick Caserio wanted for so long, and he got it. You have to give it to Caserio for holding firm and not budging from the price that he wanted when he was given a lot of flack for it.

This is great for the Texans as they have finally moved on from the Watson era that brought negativity to Houston. As for what comes next, who knows. It’s such a relief to be at this point.

This is a live article and will be updated as details emerge.

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