Deshaun Watson to Giants trade could work with this fiscally-sound trade

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With the New York Giants hiring their GM and Brian Flores a top target, this is how the Giants and Texans could make a deal for Deshaun Watson.

With Brian Flores still wanting Deshaun Watson as his quarterback, a “teaming up” of sorts is still possible in a different city. However, Nick Caserio remains adamant about getting the most extensive possible compensation for Watson, and there’s no blaming him for that.

If Flores somehow does end up getting the job in New York, what would a trade package be for Watson? First, the fiscal side of this trade proposal must be considered. Here is each team’s current cap space before this trade:

It’s clear that New York will have to get rid of some of their star players if they want this trade to go down. As for who that is, here is the official trade offer:

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These players being traded to Houston help New York afford Watson. With a base salary restructure, the Giants would have just over $8M left in cap space, according to Spotrac’s “Manage Roster’ feature. Additionally, the Texans would also have roughly the same amount left over from all the transactions.

This Herschel Walker-like trade is what Houston needs to climb back to AFC South and playoff contender status. All parties get what they want here, and both are still under the cap. It’s the most fiscally-responsible proposal for both of these teams.

The Giants getting the Texans’ second-round pick this year is essentially a first-round pick with how close it is to number 32. It’s a win-win for both teams.

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