Browns Rumors: Deshaun Watson Open to Restructuring Contract to Clear Cap Space

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has the highest guaranteed contract in NFL history,

but he's reportedly willing to make some changes in order to improve the team this offseason.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of, Watson "is open to restructuring his contract over the next week to help the Browns get under the salary cap,

 and to clear some space to add quality veterans via free agency or trades."

The Browns are over the salary cap by more than $13.4 million and have until the new league year begins on March 15 to get under it.

Earlier this week, general manager Andrew Berry said at the NFL Scouting Combine that a restructuring of Watson's contract

"could be on the table," though he noted that the team has other options for cap relief as well.

Cleveland plans to release safety John Johnson III, which would save the team $9.8 million if he's designated as a post-June 1 cut.

Players like Myles Garrett and Amari Cooper, who will make $29.2 million and $23.8 million, respectively, in 2023, could also be candidates to have their deals restructured.


Deshaun Watson open to helping the Browns create a ton of cap space - MEH World