Free agent defender JJ Watt has received bids for contracts from a number of teams, league sources told Diana Rusini of ESPN.
Numerous sources have told Rusini that Watt’s most lucrative offer is currently estimated to cost between $ 15 million and $ 16 million.
The Browns are among the teams interested in Watt, according to ESPN and numerous reports, but by Thursday morning it was not clear whether Cleveland had submitted an offer to the five-time Pro Bowler. Cleveland.com reported last week that Watt had a mutual interest in signing with Browns.
The Texans released Watt earlier this month, ending the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the decade in Houston.
At the time of his release, sources told ESPN that about a dozen teams – including the Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills – had already expressed interest in Watt.
Watt, who turns 32 next month, finished last season with five sacks, two forced touches and an interception that he returned for a touchdown. He ranked 15th out of 119 skilled transmitters of passes at speed in 2020, according to ESPN Stats & Information, and ended his career in Texas as the all-time franchise leader with 101 career sacks.