Deshaun Watson’s future changes as much as the weather.
As fast as things come into the Deshaun Watson news cycle, the faster they go. David Mulugheta is Watson’s agent, and yesterday shot down recent claims that Watson had “done homework” on the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers made more sense than Minnesota with Tom Brady retiring. However, Kirk Cousins being shipped due to a new head coach coming in (Kevin O’Connell) had a much lower but also, realistic chance of happening. There was even an article in which a Cousins trade was explored during the latter part of the season.
Mulugheta went on to stress that he and Watson are focused on clearing his name, and that makes sense. Watson’s deposition is on the 22nd, the most anticipated date in the early stages of the offseason.
While Mulugheta tries to quell trade rumors, don’t let the Deshaun Watson trade idea fade
As this legal situation gets analyzed and figured out, the chance that Watson still gets traded in my opinion is on the higher end (70 percent if you needed a number). Lovie Smith has said he wants to deal with this as soon as possible, and the Texans have also wanted to deal Watson before the new league year starts.
The time between Watson’s deposition and the new league year is just over two weeks, so it may get chaotic when it comes to which team may be trying to make a deal. Nobody knows what will happen to Watson, but the Texans haven’t given us any reason not to believe they’ll find a trade partner somehow.
It’s their best chance at a rebuild while still getting some compensation.