Are the Seattle Seahawks bold enough to call the Houston Texans for a monstrous trade?
The Seattle Seahawks did the unthinkable and traded Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. Wilson is Seattle’s best quarterback of all time and the one quarterback who won them their only Super Bowl title.
No matter which way you slice it, any trade that involves a franchise QB being replaced by someone with the career results of Drew lock is a bad one. Seattle did get two first-round picks, but Washington was willing to give them three.
So with those new picks, would the Seahawks call for a Deshaun Watson trade? According to Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network, sources are telling him that Seattle is expected to do just that.
The Houston Texans may get their massive return if they trade Deshaun Watson to the Seattle Seahawks.
Seattle has those two first-round picks but only got the #9 overall selection in this year’s draft. On the bright side, Seattle has all of their regular picks in 2023 as well. So if they’re going to give Houston what Nick Caserio has wanted, they’re going to have to spread out their next three years of first-round picks.
On top of that, a high-profile player would have to be included in the deal. That’s pretty much down to D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Seattle’s roster is bare-bones, and it’s only going to get worse after free agency.
According to SpoTrac, a Watson would decimate Seattle’s cap space. According to their “Roster Manager” tool, Watson would take Seattle’s cap space from $51 million to roughly $20 million. So it’s doable on that end. But, of course, that’s a handful of money lifted from Houston’s shoulders.
Watson may get the same amount if Wilson only brought two first-round picks. After that, it’s just up to the team(s) who want to be the highest bidder.