The Houston Texans’ 6th ranked Deshaun Watson destination: Atlanta
Growing up in Gainesville, Georgia, Deshaun Watson had to have watched Michael Vick growing up. Especially after former Atlanta Falcons player Warrick Dunn helped give his family a home when Watson was a child, the chance to go home and play for the Falcons might be a welcome opportunity for Watson.
As for the Falcons, this is a tricky way to get Deshaun Watson back home, but here’s the trade with further steps listed below:
The Falcons would have to release Matt Ryan and Grady Jarrett ($24M in savings) and restructure Watson’s base salary. Houston would have just about $28M in cap space, which is plenty of breathing room. Caserio could build around Davis Mills this year and give him a great chance to improve.
Atlanta would still have Kyle Pitts and Cordarelle Patterson on offense, and Pitts is really just a wide receiver with TE designation. Pitts and Watson would light up Atlanta for years to come.