CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from the Friday, May 13, 2022 episode of The Ultimate Cleveland Sports Show.
It's finally warming up in Northeast Ohio. But it looks like Deshaun Watson and the rest of the Cleveland Browns are heading for even more sunshine.
While the Browns' mandatory minicamp is still a month away, Watson and his teammates have already been putting in work in Berea as a part of the team's offseason program. This weekend, however, Cleveland's offense will continue its efforts elsewhere, with CBS Sports' Josina Anderson reporting that the Browns' new starting quarterback will treat his offensive teammates to a Bahamas getaway for the purposes of team-building and additional workouts.
While the Browns' team-building trip may be expensive, Watson will certainly be able to afford it. Upon being traded to Cleveland from the Houston Texans in March, the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback agreed to a fully guaranteed five-year, $230 million contract extension, which set an NFL record for the highest fully guaranteed contract in league history.
While Browns players have held similar workouts in the past -- Baker Mayfield famously hosted "Camp Mayfield" in his hometown of Austin, Texas -- Watson's getaway appears to be a part of a renewed effort for Cleveland's roster to build chemistry throughout the offseason. Speaking at a press conference last month, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski discussed the importance of his team-building such a bond following two offseasons of strict COVID-19 protocols.
"There is just such great value in guys sitting down and breaking bread together," he said. "It seems simple, but we have not done it. To have the guys in cafeteria, in the locker room together and in the weight room and the classroom, just putting people around each other and starting to develop those relationships. it is really important.”