After the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants took themselves out of the running, Deshaun Watson has had to evaluate new teams.
As Deshaun Watson’s deposition date draws nearer, the chances of him being traded seem to be ramping up. Houston Texans head coach Lovie Smith wants to figure out Watson’s situation as soon as possible. This would make sense as Nick Caserio, the team’s GM, said he wanted a deal done before the new league year beginning on March 16th.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Watson has begun evaluating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings. The article in which Fowler talks more about this is an ESPN+ article, so there’s a paywall for those who haven’t subscribed.
The Vikings are in their final season with Kirk Cousins, and the Buccaneers just lost Tom Brady to retirement. Both teams are in critical positions in their respective divisions. The Vikings could use a true playmaker at the QB position as Aaron Rodgers may not return to Green Bay. ]
Tampa Bay is looking to keep their control of the NFC South after claiming the division title the last two years.
Deshaun Watson should be dealt to whatever team is the least-stingy team in negotiations
It’s been an incredibly long process with Watson since 2021, and whatever offer Houston gets (that is, of course, if they get one) should be considered against the other and then accepted. Caserio is only going to do more damage to a potential trade by trying to squeeze out a king’s ransom from any team.
It’s almost a group-like mentality when it comes to trade talks. If Caserio has one team dip out of the negotiations, it may start a domino effect with the others. What’s most important is making Watson some other team’s problem.
Only then will the negative energy around the facility start to go away, and everyone can focus on what matters most in football- winning games. So take the deal and move on from this fiasco.