The Houston Texans’ 8th ranked Deshaun Watson destination: Las Vegas
The 2021 Las Vegas Raiders are what the 2020 Houston Texans were. Tons of drama with players in legal troubles, a fired head coach, and many other things made the Raiders miserable all year. While they did make it into the playoffs, there has been some speculation about whether Derek Carr will be in the Silver and Black next year.
This isn’t a quarterback swap as in our last trade, but the incentive for the Raiders to get rid of Carr is staggering. Per Spotrac, if Las Vegas were to release Carr, it would save them nearly $20M in cap space this year. So what’s the trade look like?
The Raiders would still have ~14M in cap space, whereas Houston has ~31M. The Raiders get their quarterback and a dynamic weapon in Brandin Cooks, and the Texans get a good package of offensive help.
Kolton Miller has quietly become one of the top tackles in the league and could be moved inside or over to right tackle. Jacobs would be the best running back the Houston Texans have had in years. Add in a draft pick of Kenyon Green, and this offense for Houston will be humming.