As you’ve likely heard by now, Deshaun Watson wants out of Houston and to continue his career elsewhere.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter dropped the news we were all expecting that the Pro Bowl quarterback had demanded that the team trade him. The news came some 12 hours after they hired a new head coach.
A bunch of teams have been mentioned as possible suitors for the disgruntled quarterback, but none of the rumors have said the New York Giants having a chance.
ESPN’s Bill Barnwell decided to throw their name in the mix by listing an insane trade proposal that sends Daniel Jones to Houston.
Giants send: 11th overall pick in 2021, 2022 first-round pick, 2023 first-round pick, QB Daniel Jones
Texans send: 2023 fourth-round pick, QB Deshaun Watson
Jones showed virtually no growth in his second season, as his numbers stagnated or declined across the board. He missed two-plus games with injuries and led the league in fumbles for the second consecutive season. The best arguments that he’s an NFL-caliber starting quarterback consist of his frame and the fact that at least one team thought he was worth the sixth overall pick in the 2019 draft. I’m not sure anybody is higher on Jones than the guy who would be trading him away, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman.
Jones is still young enough to improve, but he hasn’t been good enough for the Texans to plan their future around him, which leaves the Giants in a bind. Would they be willing to send three first-rounders and Jones to get a deal done? And after seeing one former Pats coach sink his franchise, would Watson want to go play for another Bill Belichick disciple in Joe Judge?
Shipping off three first-round picks and a former top-10 selection in Daniel Jones is a hefty price, but it will all be worth it to have Watson alongside stud running back Saquon Barkley for years to come. It’s not like you need much to win in the NFC East these days. We just 4 teams battle it out until the very end to get an under .500 team qualify for the postseason.