The NFL world was shocked when it was reported that Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson would waive his no-trade clause for the Cleveland Browns, which quickly led to the Browns trading three first-round picks as well as a third-round pick and a fifth-round pick for the three-time Pro-Bowler.

This is after Watson had seemingly narrowed down his list to the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, before having a change of heart that took everyone by surprise.

This wasn’t the only move that the Browns made on Friday, as following the trade the team reportedly signed Watson to a massive five-year extension worth $230 million, with all of the money in the contract fully guaranteed.

The controversial quarterback will receive the most fully guaranteed money of any player in the league, which has the NFL world talking and questioning exactly what the Browns are thinking considering the ongoing civil cases that Watson is still facing.

It is certainly a perplexing move by the Browns with all of the controversy still around Watson. Even if you are going to trade for him, I’m not sure it makes sense to give him this kind of money.

It is worth noting that if Watson were to be suspended, it will come out of his 2022 base salary, which is $1 million.

Regardless, giving the keys over to someone with some very clear questions to their character on this type of money like the Browns are doing to Watson is certainly a very questionable move.

Reports came out that the Browns wanted an “adult” at quarterback following Baker Mayfield’s tenure with the team, but it certainly doesn’t seem like they will be getting that with the acquisition of Watson.

[Ian Rapoport]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.