Browns broad receiver Rashard Higgins held that status even with acquiring sturdy presents somewhere else to go away Cleveland. The veteran reported on Friday he selected to acquire much less funds to stick with the Browns instead of jumping for the greater verify.
In his Zoom session, Higgins available a philosophical motive for his choice.
“It’s just like going to another staff, how does that truly profit me?” Higgins mentioned. “Obviously, for the income, you can say that, but the cap is down. To go someplace for an additional million or another two million, then you start about with a whole other quarterback and then you get started more than with a complete new playbook. It’s just like ‘what in another crew would you be looking for?’”
Higgins returned as an unrestricted absolutely free agent, signing a a person-12 months, $2.38 million contract with the Browns. It includes a signing reward that Higgins acknowledged may well have occur as a sweetener from the Browns.
“I think they gave me a minor little bit a lot more in signing bonus so that was sweet,” Higgins explained. But he built it very clear he preferred to remain in Cleveland.
“I definitely had other features on the desk, but this was just one that was a no-brainer,’’ he stated.
He is aware of that a further strong time participating in with Baker Mayfield and the Browns offense can get him paid next offseason, when the income cap is anticipated to substantially elevate back up.
“Obviously, a objective for me is to get paid out, and which is the motive that we do enjoy the match is due to the fact we adore it, we want to get paid and choose treatment of our family,’’ a peaceful Higgins claimed. “If I have to do what I did to do it even improved, why not wager on myself once again? I’m willing to bet on myself each time if I have to. The cap is heading up subsequent calendar year, improved Television, far more industry. It will be way better subsequent yr so we will see about this time up coming 12 months in which we stand.”
Higgins caught 37 passes for 599 yards and four touchdowns in 13 game titles in 2020, which include six starts off.