Cross off the Texans trading Deshaun Watson to the Buccaneers.
With Tom Brady coming out of retirement, the Houston Texans won’t be trading quarterback Deshaun Watson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
So, with the Denver Broncos trading for Russell Wilson, and now Kirk Cousins signing a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, that narrows down some of the trade rumors for Watson.
It has been reported the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles won’t be trading for Watson either, but the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers do seem to have what the Texans would want in a trade for Watson, so could those four teams be considered in a bidding war for Watson?
Fans of the Houston Texans should be very excited about the teams still remaining in the trade rumors and trade discussions for Watson, and it seems the Panthers are the frontrunners for Watson, but that is just from what many are reporting via Twitter and social media.
The most interesting team is the Browns because of their recent deal to gain Amari Cooper in a trade with the Dallas Cowboys, but the Browns have the wanted draft capital and players who could speed up the rebuild that Nick Caserio is in the midst of with the Texans in his second season as the general manager.
When rumors of Watson to the Buccaneers were on social media, it never felt like anything like that could actually happen, but it was still somewhat a possibility … that was before Brady announced his return on Twitter Sunday night.
Here is a tweet from Sunday about the Buccaneers possibly being a team interested in Deshaun Watson and making a trade with the Houston Texans:
Here is the tweet of Brady making his return from the NFL:
Houston Texans: What’s next in the Deshaun Watson trade?
One team that Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network believes is a big believer in Watson is the Saints, as he wrote this on Sunday about Watson, the Texans and New Orleans in a trade scenario:
"“The Texans still want a package of three first-round draft picks, other draft capital, and players in exchange for Watson. One player that sources predict would be part of a potential Saints trade is offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk.”"
Wilson went on to say the Houston Texans would also want the Saints’ next three first-round picks in ’22, ’23 and 24, plus more to the deal.
The same type of deal could be made with the Browns if the Texans want another quarterback in the deal to compete against Davis Mills, that being Baker Mayfield, plus picks the Browns could add to a trade. The Panthers have draft capital as well, and they also have players who could help make the Texans better.
Anyway, with the Buccaneers out of the running for a trade of Watson with the Houston Texans, things are ready to really heat up to see who wins the bidding war to not only get the Texans to agree to a deal, but to get Watson to agree to go to that team.
With all that is going on, who says the NFL even has an offseason anymore?