The Houston Texans’ 4th ranked Deshaun Watson destination: Seattle
With how much Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wanted to get out of town last year, it would only make sense that a Watson-for-Wilson swap happens in the 2022 offseason. Wilson is getting tired of how much negligence Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider have given towards their franchise.
Years of drafting the most random players in the first round or trading back and not getting protection has driven Wilson crazy. Watson still has the mobility and speed to overcome a bad offensive line, and the NFC West is a highly competitive division. Watson would make Seattle playoff contenders once again.
It’s important to remember that the New York Jets have Seattle’s first-round pick this year, so that’s why the earliest pick the Texans can get is their 2nd round pick this year. That would put Seattle into the same position Houston was last year in the draft, where Houston’s first draft pick didn’t happen until the third round.
As for the cap situations for both teams, Seattle sits around $9M in cap space. But, of course, a renegotiation for Watson could always happen. Likewise, Houston wouldn’t be too far off, with near $11M in cap room.