NFL teams take issue with Deshaun Watson's 'rigged' contract: report

Aug 8, 2022

With Deshaun Watson’s 2022 season hanging in the balance as the NFL appeals his six-game suspension, the 31 other teams in the league are reportedly unhappy with the Cleveland Browns over the "rigged" contract that will see little financial fallout from the league’s disciplinary action.

Watson signed a record-breaking five-year, $230 million contract back in March. The deal gave him $8.9 million in signing bonuses but a base salary of just a little over $1 million for the 2022 season – seemingly in anticipation of a suspension. That figure will jump to $46 million the following season.

Source: Fox Sports