Deshaun Watson was almost drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs
Deshaun Watson could have easily ended up with the Kansas City Chiefs instead of the Houston Texans.
There was a good chance that Houston Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson could have ended up with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Watson says that the Chiefs were really interested in him prior to this year’s NFL Draft.
From the Kansas City Star:
"“They were high on me,” Watson said. “I took a visit there; it was a great visit. I kept an open mind throughout the draft process.”"
Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid praised Watson.
"“He’s a great player,” Reid said. “What he did at Clemson is what we thought is what he would do here… He was a real pleasure to deal with before the draft.”"
Of course, instead of settling for Watson, the Chiefs decided to trade up and acquire the10th overall pick, so they could select former Texas Tech signal-caller Patrick Mahomes.
Once the Chiefs moved up for Mahomes, the Texans starting to feel some pressure when it came to getting a quarterback. So they decided to move up by acquiring the 12th overall pick from the Cleveland Browns. In doing so they of course selected Watson.
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It sounds like both the Chiefs and Texans would have been happy even if Kansas City had ended up with Watson and if Mahomes would have landed with Houston.
So far we don’t know how good Mahomes will be, since veteran quarterback Alex Smith has been holding him off with some superb play so far this season.
When it comes to Watson, he’s played three and a half games and looks like a franchise quarterback. But he still has 12 more games to play this season. The good news is that he’s on track to possible win rookie of the year.
Comment below and tell us whether you would have preferred Mahomes over Watson, or are you happy with the former Clemson Tiger?