Deshaun Watson has new deposition date scheduled for early March
Just a few weeks after what was supposed to be the biggest day of the NFL offseason so far, Deshaun Watson’s deposition is drawing nearer.
As the NFL world was originally waiting on Deshaun Watson’s first scheduled deposition to really find out if Watson would be able to play in the upcoming 2022 NFL season, his agent was not ready, and another delay happened.
According to KHOU-11, Watson’s newest deposition date is set for March 11th. Tony Buzbee, who represents all of Watson’s accusers, said that all of the accusations are civil lawsuits and not criminal.
That’s a change from late February of this year when it was thought that at least one or two of the accusations would be under the “criminal” category.
Deshaun Watson may still determine the NFL trade market for quarterbacks
Even with the delayed decision on Watson’s future (in early April, according to reports), Watson could still be the first quarterback to be moved. At this point, who knows what’s going on with Aaron Rodgers. Russell Wilson’s situation isn’t any clearer, and the rumors of Kirk Cousins wanting out are also heating up.
The 2022 NFL Draft is at the end of April, so it could be a very dramatic month of quarterback trades that the NFL has never seen before. On the other hand, it would be typical NFL if no trades happen, as the chances of moving on from a franchise quarterback are low.
The Washington Commanders (that will take some time to get used to) also made a run at Wilson as they explore stadium locations in the same state that Wilson played high school football. Quarterback-desperate teams are going to undoubtedly throw the most decadent trade packages imaginable in hopes of landing a quarterback.
At this point, teams are just waiting on one another to make the first move. A strategic move that will give others a rubric on how to proceed. Buckle up!