Comparing the Cap Problems: Denver’s Russell Wilson vs. the Browns’

Deshaun Watson contract is not happening again in the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs hold off contracts. However, the Broncos extended Russell Wilson with a tiny escape hatch. Jarrett Stidham is the new quarterback for the Denver Broncos. The Broncos hired Sean Payton and are likely to bench Wilson, who will be costly to release. Releasing Watson would result in at least $156 million of dead money for the Browns. The Broncos and Browns were both hoping a quarterback would lead them to a Super Bowl. Watson might return to the Browns, who have been playing well with Joe Flacco. The Broncos need improvements at the quarterback position. The Broncos can manage their financial wounds, but not the Browns if they release Watson. NFL owners never want to make financial decisions without bumpers.