By now, you should know it would take an incredible haul of players and draft picks for any team to even get the attention of the Houston Texans to think about trading QB Deshaun Watson.
NBC Sports’ NFL analyst Peter King decided to work up an assortment of offers he believes each team in need of a quarterback should present to the Texans, and the package he has the 49ers sending to Houston is insane.
Here’s what King wrote in his latest Football Morning in America column:
“Seven-for-1. [Jimmy] Garoppolo, linebacker Fred Warner (that really hurts), tackle Mike McGlinchey, first-round picks in 2021 (12th overall) and 2022, plus a second-round pick in 2021 and third-round pick in 2022 for Watson,” King wrote.
“It’s a lot for the Niners to pay; of all the players in all the deals I’m proposing, Warner would be the most coveted one in my book. But he’s here because he is entering the final year of his rookie contract and would want a new deal. (McGlinchey is in exact same position, too.) Houston could view them as cornerstones for the rebuild.”
Just in case you don’t understand how huge that trade is, King if offering up three current starters on the 49ers, plus four draft picks, including their top two picks in this year’s draft.
It’s a lot, but if general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan think they could land Watson with that package or something smaller, they would hit the trigger immediately.