Deshaun Watson is upset with Texans management, and you can’t blame him. What options do the Texans have? I breakdown those options.
As the NFL Draft creeps closer, the Texans are going to have a tough decision to make with Deshaun Watson. He is frustrated with their management for not including him in their GM search, as well as their response to social justice issues.
Deshaun Watson has not verbally asked for a trade, so we will breakdown their options with what they can do:
1. Let him choose his head coach and whatever else he wants
Deshaun Watson is the Texans best player and their future. He already is upset with not being included in the GM search, so you better give him the choice at his head coach or else he’s all but out the door. As your franchise quarterback (and a top-5 player at his position), you have to do whatever it takes to keep him. If he wants his friend hired to staff, you do that. If he wants you to create a whole video on social injustices, you do that. Whatever it is he wants, you have to do it if you’re the Texans.
2. Trade Him Away and get the most in return back for him:
Obviously, this is not what the Texans want to do, but it might be what they have to do. So, let’s break down the different teams they could trade him to.
A. New York Jets
No team is in better position to trade for Watson than the New York Jets. Whether Deshaun would accept a trade to New York is up to him, but you can’t deny the trade package and the intrigue the Texans could be to it. The Jets could give them a potential future QB option in Sam Darnold, the #2 pick in the NFL trade, first round pick in 2022 and another first in 2023. The Jets have extra picks over the next few years, and it would be a dream come true for Jets fans.
B. Miami Dolphins
This trade package would be headlined by Tua Tagovailoa and the #3 pick in this year’s NFL draft (which is the Texans’ own pick they traded to the Dolphins…things come full circle!). Also, I don’t know how many picks the Dolphins would be willing to give up, but Miami is the reported ‘preferred’ spot for Deshaun Watson. Either way, the Dolphins can put together a great package for Watson, just the Jets have more picks to offer which might intrigue the Texans front office.
Both of these next two teams aren’t as likely as they don’t have the draft picks to entice the Texans, but both fanbases would love to see Deshaun at the helm.
C. Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears! Bears fans have seen enough of Mitch Trubisky. They like him, but don’t love him. They would absolutely love Watson, a top 5 quarterback in the NFL. Watson would immediately make this Bears team that much better. He would make the Bears a threat in the NFC.
D. New Orleans Saints
With Drew Brees reportedly set to retire this offseason, the Saints have a lot of questions to answer this offseason. Is Taysom Hill their future QB? or do they try to trade for a different QB….maybe a Deshaun Watson. Also, this trade would make many NFL fanbases so mad as they would go from Drew Brees to Deshaun Watson and be just as good if not better for the next decade. The Saints would have to trade a good amount of their young talent, like Lattimore, Andrus Peat, etc. They don’t have the draft picks that the Jets or Dolphins have. But, they could be a preferred destination for Deshaun given their recent success.
Sadly, those are the only real two options that the Texans have. Hopefully, it doesn’t become just one option where they have to trade him, but that’s where it appears to be trending.
We will have to wait and see as the NFL Draft approaches in a couple months.
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