Deshaun Watson trade ideas for 9 different teams

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The Houston Texans’ 5th ranked Deshaun Watson destination: Pittsburgh

With Ben Roethlisberger officially retired, the Pittsburgh Steelers could make a move for Deshaun Watson. Mike Tomlin has never had a losing season as a head coach, and he’s definitely not going to have one in the 2022 season.

That’s why Tomlin and Steelers GM Kevin Colbert are going bold in a suddenly uber-competitive AFC North. Tomlin has been able to get a lot out of his offense, even with how bad Roethlisberger was this year. So imagine what Watson could do with Tomlin’s scheme.

The Steelers send away quite the boatload of picks as they have a championship window that’s closing quickly. But, with T.J. Watt tying the single-season sack record last year, the defense is there. They just need a football version of “run support” as pitchers in baseball get.

Watson would be able to score early and often. The duels between him and Burrow would be must-see primetime TV. As for the cap implications, the Steelers could renegotiate Watson’s base salary to balloon their cap space to just about $31M.

Houston would have close to $20M.