The Philadelphia Eagles need Deshaun Watson in the worst way.
As the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense was shot down from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ stadium cannons, the NFL world saw how bad Jalen Hurts really is. Yes, they’re a playoff team, but being able to play Washington and New York (Giants) in your division will help inflate their record a bit.
Hurts missed two wide-open throws early in the first half that would’ve been a scoring play or one that helped keep the drive alive. It’s now evident that the Eagles and GM Howie Roseman have to get on the phone with Nick Caserio and the Houston Texans.
Houston would love to take Philadelphia’s absurd three first-round draft picks in exchange for Watson, among with a player or two.
Deshaun Watson leaving Houston elevates both parties
Philadelphia would have to give up at least two if not all three of their first-round choices for Watson. There could be a player of your choice thrown in there as well. Watson isn’t going to Miami anymore, so now the Texans are in a sellers’ market.
Watson would actually be able to get the ball to Devonta Smith and Dallas Goedert, the Eagles’ top two options in the game today. It also instantly makes the Eagles an NFC East title contender, as Watson can hide a bad defense just as well as any franchise quarterback can.
As we’ve written before, nothing less than a Herschel Walker-like compensation amount should be accepted. Caserio needs to be just as firm on the asking price that he allegedly had last season. This would give an excellent position to build for whoever the Texans’ next head coach would be, as the chance of having 1/8th of the entire first-round’s selections would be too good of a situation to pass up.