The latest ” mock trade” for QB Deshaun Watson has little chance of happening.
These Deshaun Watson trade ideas have been floating around like it’s their own version of mock drafts- countless articles give their own take on it. Our colleague Sayre Bedinger over at NFL Spin Zone recently put together a fantastic article that predicted all 32 starting quarterbacks.
Bedinger predicted that the Houston Texans would trade Deshaun Watson to the Pittsburgh Steelers in that article. Bedinger acknowledged that the Steelers don’t really have the greatest draft capital, but that Mike Tomlin is basically desperate to get another quarterback as making the playoffs takes you further away from the cream of the crop.
That draft capital for this year may not be the greatest thing. But according to Pro Sports Transactions, Pittsburgh has their first and second-round picks each year all the way up until 2025.
What would a Deshaun Watson to Pittsburgh trade yield?
Well, it would take a lot of time to figure out. Pittsburgh’s stars are mainly on the defensive side of the ball, and nobody wants Chase Claypool or JuJu Smith-Schuster for their immature qualities. So what would a trade look like? Let’s take a look below:
In this trade, Houston gets another Watt to call Houston home. In addition,
Houston gets four picks in the first two rounds of this and next year’s draft, with basically a swap of 2nd rounders between the two teams.
Bedinger also predicted that Davis Mills would be the starting quarterback for the Texans- hence why Houston demands Watt in the trade. It’s highly unlikely that this trade goes down, as I have a feeling the Mason Rudolph era in Pittsburgh is about to begin.