Deshaun Watson to the Jets needs to happen

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson against the New York Jets Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson against the New York Jets Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson against the New York Jets Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /

Deshaun Watson doesn’t want to be with the Houston Texans any longer, and from afar it feels like the Texans really have no choice but to give in to the demands of their starting quarterback and trade their franchise star.

The only logical thing to do for the Texans is to trade Deshaun Watson to the New York Jets, make them pay a lot of player and draft capital — including the No. 2 overall pick — and turn the page on having one of the very best current NFL quarterbacks in their organization for the past four seasons.

This wouldn’t be the fairy tale ending all Texans fans wanted when it came to having Deshaun Watson as the quarterback of the Houston Texans, but eventually something will have to be done and a final decision must be made. In fact, it is the complete opposite story the fans of the Texans wanted to have when it came to having Deshaun Watson under center.

It is all but a done deal that Watson has played his final snap for the Houston Texans as long as Cal McNair is the CEO and Jack Easterby is with the organization in a high-power position.

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All it seemed that Deshaun Watson wanted was to have some say in who the head coach would be this offseason and what players he’d be on the field with. To be honest, that isn’t such a poor request from a player who is the franchise quarterback, one of the faces of the franchise and the very best player on the roster.

Watson is also trusted enough to be one of the highest-paid players on the roster, so that must account for something as one of the on-field leaders of the franchise as well.

Watson is a player the Texans should have bent over backward for this offseason, especially after he was the passing leader in the NFL in 2020. Watson did all that he could with a team that couldn’t keep leads on defense or help him make the big plays in final moments, resulting in a 4-12 record and no three-peat as AFC South champions.

Deshaun Watson Trade: Houston Texans could gain a lot of draft capital

As much fun and as great as it would be to wake up and all of the Deshaun Watson vs. the Houston Texans interactions be resolved, that seems doubtful, so Houston needs to talk with the New York Jets and play “Let’s Make A Deal.”

Houston would have a chance to get three first-round picks for Deshaun Watson if they play this game right, as they easily could get the Jets to trade them the No. 2 and No. 23 overall picks for the 2021 NFL Draft, plus the first-round pick of the Jets next year. Houston should also gain a second-round choice, plus current Jets QB Sam Darnold.

Many think something like the deal above — of course, there would be more added — is a great starting point for the two franchises to work out some sort of deal. Also for the Texans and Jets trade, Watson would probably accept that, as it has been said he is a fan of new Jets head coach Robert Saleh, the former defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers.

Again, eventually some sort of decision needs to be made by the Texans, because after thinking about it, Watson staying — if he doesn’t want to be in Houston — does nothing for either the Texans or the quarterback. Watson not reporting just adds more fuel to what has become bad PR for Houston.

The best bet as of right now is for the Texans to just trade the best QB to ever play for the franchise and rebuild a roster that needs some work for the next few years. Sure, the Texans will be the team that released J.J. Watt and traded both Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins in around a span of a year, but it would have to be done for a variety of reasons.

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If none of those players wanted to be with the Texans, and the Houston franchise won’t change members of their front office, the only thing left to do is make the trade of Deshaun Watson … and make a deal with the Jets.