In response to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, J.J. Watt has obtained a number of contract provides in recents weeks.
CLEVELAND — Editor’s be aware: the video within the participant above is from Feb. 12, 2021.
As of Friday, it would have been two weeks for the reason that Houston Texans granted J.J. Watt’s request for a launch.
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And whereas it would not seem the three-time NFL Defensive Participant of the 12 months is near signing with a brand new group, his free-agent market is starting to take form.
On Thursday, ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported that Watt has obtained “a number of provides” from groups over the course of the previous two weeks, Presently, the most effective supply is believed to incorporate an annual wage between $15 million and $16 million.
A contract supply that top would seemingly bode effectively for the Cleveland Browns’ prospects of touchdown Watt, who they’ve persistently been linked to for the reason that five-time Professional Bowl choice hit the free agent market earlier this month. Whereas Watt is reportedly trying to be a part of a contender, he additionally desires to signal a contract reflective of his Corridor of Fame resume, with Cleveland being one of some groups possessing the power to test each bins.
That is to not say that the Browns are the group that has supplied Watt a $15-$16 million per yr wage or that they’d be prepared to go that top to signal the two-time sacks chief. But when it is a contender with cash to supply that the 31-year-old is searching for, he could be hard-pressed to discover a higher match than in Cleveland.
Along with the Browns, Watt has been linked to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Payments and Tennessee Titans. As a road free agent, the Wisconsin product is eligible to signal with a brand new group instantly.