Every little thing is just not nicely in Houston. Some would possibly say they’ve an issue. Deshaun Watson is sad with the group and needs out. The Texans have saved themselves busy by looking for a brand new head coach, most not too long ago interviewing Josh McCown. There was no public signal of any mending within the relationship between the franchise and their celebrity quarterback.
If it occurs, a commerce won’t come shortly. The Texans are going to attempt to wring every part they will out of whichever group comes a-callin for Watson’s providers. As they need to. Watson is a top-five QB beneath contract by 2025. Negotiations shall be drawn out, and the ultimate value won’t be low cost.
Till then, we have to be content material with the rumor mill to attempt to forecast Watson’s subsequent group. The newest comes from Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, who studies that the New York Jets are No. 1 on Watson’s record of most well-liked locations. The Miami Dolphins are No. 2. Which issues lots as a result of Watson has a no-trade clause, so the Texans cannot simply take the most effective deal on the desk with no thought for what Watson desires. Per the Herald:
Watson this week instructed individuals the Jets are his high choice among the many groups he’d prefer to be traded to as a result of they employed Robert Saleh to be their coach and Watson values Saleh a lot he needed the Texans to interview him for his or her vacant head coach job.
Watson confirmed studies, circulated for a number of weeks in nationwide media, he’d additionally welcome enjoying for the Dolphins however mentioned that’s his second selection right now.
What a reversal of fortunes this is able to be for the Jets, huh? Going from what seems to be probably the most disliked coach within the NFL to hiring one so revered it might land them a franchise quarterback. All this after a season the place most believed Gang Inexperienced wouldn’t win a single sport, then successful simply sufficient to lose out on the No. 1 total decide and Trevor Lawrence.
The large challenge in a possible Jets commerce is who they’d provide aside from Sam Darnold and draft picks. Darnold was chosen third total a pair years in the past for a cause, however how excessive his ceiling is may be very a lot in query. Houston will want greater than prime picks on this 12 months’s draft and a bunch of future picks together with Darnold. The Jets simply do not have that a lot to supply. Quinnen Williams seems to be like an excellent participant however would not make or break a deal. New York may not comply with commerce away Mekhi Becton as a result of having Watson is sweet however it is going to be troublesome to win video games if he is compelled to run for his life with no expertise on the offensive line. Aside from that, the expertise pool is actual shallow.
However all that and doubtlessly extra shall be what it takes to land a participant of Watson’s caliber. The Jets have been dangerous for a very long time now. If there’s even the slightest likelihood of getting Watson right into a Jets uniform, they need to do no matter it takes.