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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson reportedly has some curiosity in a commerce to the Denver Broncos or San Francisco 49ers.
Showing Friday on ESPN’s Get Up, ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler reported that Watson is “intrigued” by the Broncos and 49ers:
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“Deshaun Watson has an inventory of groups he is ‘intrigued by’ … I did not get all of the groups, however I used to be advised that the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers are two of them. … I used to be advised the Jets, ‘eh in all probability not.'” https://t.co/8YOmTbF3zw
Fowler also said he was told Watson is “probably not” too interested in getting traded to the New York Jets and would favor a transfer to the Miami Dolphins over New York.
Regardless of Watson’s want to be traded, the Texans have advised groups that they aren’t transferring their franchise quarterback, in keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Houston is underneath no obligation to commerce Watson since he’s underneath contract by way of 2025, however the specter of a holdout exists if Watson actually insists on not enjoying one other snap with the Texans.
Shedding a franchise quarterback of Watson’s ilk can be devastating. Nevertheless, the Texans may gain advantage from the haul of draft picks Watson would possible land them, particularly since they don’t seem to be scheduled to choose till the third spherical of the 2021 NFL draft.
Between the Broncos and 49ers, Denver may possible provide Houston a little bit of a greater bundle because it owns the No. 9 total choose within the 2021 draft in comparison with San Francisco’s No. 12.
The Broncos even have the No. 40 total choose within the second spherical and No. 71 within the third spherical. The Niners have No. 44 within the second spherical and do not personal a third-round choose.
Denver has posted a dropping report in 4 straight seasons and hasn’t reached the playoffs since 2015, nevertheless it has some expertise on offense that Watson may maybe higher make the most of than incumbent beginning quarterback Drew Lock.
Vast receivers Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, KJ Hamler and Tim Patrick, in addition to tight finish Noah Fant, would all profit from Watson’s arrival.
The 49ers went simply 6-10 final season and missed the playoffs, however they’re possible a lot nearer to championship competition than Denver.
San Francisco reached the Tremendous Bowl in 2019, however accidents to key gamers derailed the 2020 marketing campaign. With the Niners, Watson would have the backing of a supremely gifted protection—in addition to large receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel and tight finish George Kittle to throw to.
It’s potential that Denver and San Francisco are Watson’s most popular locations, however the Texans would possible relatively commerce him to the Dolphins or Jets if potential.
Miami owns two first-round picks and two second-round picks in 2021, together with No. 3 total, whereas the Jets personal No. 2 total and the No. 34 total choose within the second spherical.
A commerce with both of these groups would assist the Texans reload rapidly since they might conceivably take their new franchise quarterback instantly, however since Watson has a no-trade clause in his contract, Houston might be at his mercy if it does reverse course and attempt to commerce him.