These five teams could make a deal for Deshaun Watson.
There are endless trade ideas and rumors are surrounding Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and where he will play next when he returns to action. Faced with a very serious legal situation, the Texans have to make an incredibly hard decision. Keep, cut or trade Watson.
If there is a truly interested trade partner, the compensation that the Texans get would need to be hefty. It has also been well noted that Deshaun Watson has a No-Trade clause on his contract. These possible trades are assuming Watson waives the clause, helping the Texans ship him away whenever that becomes an option.
The compensation will be steep regardless of what Watson has going on off the field; a player of his talent will not come cheap. While Watson could miss the entire season at this point, there’s also a realistic chance that he may play in all 17 games. A trade for Watson would be on the Herschel Walker-type level of compensation.
These five teams currently have their own starting quarterbacks with some just having traded for their new QB1. But the one similarity that all these teams share is the fact that their QB situation remains fluid. Whether that’s due to draft picks, disbelief in their current signal-caller, or other dynamics, they all could realistically dial up and make an offer for Watson.
That along with his unwavering desire to be traded and with the possibility that Watson’s continued presence may eventually become a problem for the Texans. With that said, here are some teams and trade options to keep an eye on when the time comes.