It turns out that the Philadelphia Eagles were doing more work than we thought in 2021 in hopes of acquiring Deshaun Watson.
Before the 2021 season, the Philadelphia Eagles were trying to make a move for Deshaun Watson. According to Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman sent an investigator to Houston to find out what was what. This investigator also reportedly contacted Deshaun Watson’s agent, Rusty Hardin.
It’s not like Philadelphia has ever been the favorite to land Watson. They’ve landed in our potential destinations but have never been a serious contender. On top of that, they just committed to Jalen Hurts as their quarterback for the 2022 season.
Once again, the Texans find themselves with the same question that’s been facing them for over a year now: What should they do with Watson?
Houston Texans can’t afford to wait much longer than Deshaun Watson’s legal process lasts.
Deshaun Watson originally had his deposition scheduled for February 22nd, but it got delayed for a few reasons. With his new deposition date now scheduled for Friday. March 11th, more clarity should be coming this week. Although that’s precisely the train of thought everyone had back in late February.
Watson’s agent expected a decision from the local court by April 1st. While that’s just under a month away and closer to the draft than most would like, there is still a chance something gets done around that time.
Watson is only getting more expensive each year, and the outrageous demands for which Nick Caserio wants in a trade may just hinder everything. So there has to be a backup plan in place for both scenarios (convicted or not).
Cutting him isn’t out of the realm either. It would be a blow to the cap space in the near future, but it could be done just to get it over with. Let’s see what happens on Friday.