The Cleveland Browns are not afraid to spend money in hopes of building a formidable squad.
They signed quarterback Deshaun Watson to a five-year, $230 million fully-guaranteed deal.
While his playing status is still up in the air, his $46 million annual average value makes him one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league.
Meanwhile, they also gave cornerback Denzel Ward a five-year, $100.5 million extension, making him the highest-paid cornerback at the time of signing.
The Browns also re-signed defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to a one-year deal worth around $11 million.
Finally, they also absorbed what’s left of Amari Cooper‘s five-year, $100 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
While his base salary in 2022 will only be a little over $1 million, Cooper’s pay in 2023 and 2024 will jump to $20 million per year.
Despite the splurge they’ve had, the team is not yet done adding talent.
The Browns are looking to reunite Watson with one of his former receivers.
Will be interesting to see if the #Browns can snag free agent WR Will Fuller, who already has chemistry with Deshaun Watson as well- his former teammate between 2017-2020. Just a thought.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) May 22, 2022
CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson tweeted, “Will be interesting to see if the #Browns can snag free agent WR Will Fuller, who already has chemistry with Deshaun Watson as well- his former teammate between 2017-2020. Just a thought.”
Fuller is a six-year veteran who played with the Miami Dolphins last season.
Before that stint, he was Watson’s teammate with the Houston Texans from 2017 to 2020.
His best year was in 2020 wherein he had 879 yards and eight touchdowns.
He could have had over 1,000 yards if not for the six-game suspension due to his violation on the league’s policy regarding performance-enhancing drugs.
A Scary Receiving Corps For Cleveland
Fuller can do some damage to opposing teams if he joins the Browns and regains his 2020 form.
He need not develop rapport with Watson because they’ve been teammates for a long time.
Having Fuller, Cooper, and Donovan Peoples-Jones gives the Browns solid starters at wide receiver.
But Cleveland hopes that he can shake off his disappointing stint with the Dolphins wherein he only had 26 yards in two games.