Houston Texans: Best Trade Partners for Deshaun Watson
The Houston Texans are in a bit of a rebuilding phase, should they consider dealing Deshaun Watson out of town?
Some people might be spreading rumors that the former Clemson quarterback could want out of town.
But, which NFL teams would make sense as trade partners for the Texans?
Let’s take a look below.
New York Jets
At this point, the Jets are desperate for a QB who can lead them into the future and it’s not funny anymore.
Sam Darnold just isn’t cutting it and New York has a lot to work with.
The Jets are scheduled to have the most cap space at about $133 million.
And they have the No. 2 pick in this year’s draft.
The Houston Texans might want to listen if the Jets came calling about Watson’s availability.
Houston recently hired Nick Caserio to be their new general manager.
Caserio might want to start over in Houston and acquire a bunch of draft picks and shed some of Watson’s contract.
With the No. 2 overall pick, Caserio could grab a new franchise quarterback whether it’s Justin Fields or somebody else.
Tua Tagovailoa didn’t shine very well in his first NFL season, so maybe there’s a chance Brian Flores and company try to move off him.
I understand their GM Chris Grier said Tua is the QB for the Phins, but what if the right offer came along?
Miami is 10th in the league in cap space and might want to speed up the process by acquiring Deshaun Watson.
The Dolphins have the No. 3 pick in this year’s draft.
If Miami can get Houston to eat some of Watson’s deal (owed $110 million) then Miami could just worry about sending Tua and some draft capital to Houston.
It could take a lot of work to get a deal done, but I wouldn’t rule the Phins out of the Watson sweepstakes.
John Elway is looking for a GM as he takes a step back, but I’m sure he’d like to solve his issues at quarterback.
Deshaun Watson would elevate Denver in the standings, but the Broncos would have to dish out some draft picks in order to get him.
After going through Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler, and Joe Flacco, wouldn’t it be nice for Denver to finally get a QB for the future?
The Broncos are 15th in total cap space, but there’s a chance they could eliminate some salaries so they could engulf some of Watson’s contract.
It would take some work, but Elway and the Broncos have struggled to get this quarterback scenario straightened out.
It’s time they find a way to be more competitive in 2021, especially with Las Vegas and Los Angeles getting better.
What do you make of Denver, Miami, and the Jets being three potential trade partners in a Deshaun Watson trade?
Should the Houston Texans consider shipping Watson out of town?
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