Blockbuster Trade Proposal Sends Deshaun Watson to Vikings & Kirk Cousins to 49ers
Peter King is a mad man, but he sure knows how to get people talking.
Deshaun Watson wants out of Houston. The Houston Texans have shown so far that they will not comply with his demands. Texans GM Nick Caserio isn’t listening to offers as they continue to state publicly to fend off the many teams who would love to have Watson.
In his latest Football Morning in America column for Pro Football Talk, Peter King addressed Watson’s future and came up with several blockbuster trade proposals.
In his final proposal, King put out a three-team QB swap that sends Watson to the Vikings, Kirk Cousins to the 49ers, and Jimmy Garoppolo to the Texans.
Here’s the proposal from King:
“This is centered on the premise that San Francisco would not want to rip apart a team and a future, and might be willing to take a lesser deal for a quarterback Shanahan has long admired. And also that Caserio, in the heart of the draft room in 2014 when the Patriots made Garoppolo a second-round pick, would want to try again with Jimmy G. It’s a wing and a prayer, but fascinating to me.
Proposal: The Vikings send quarterback Kirk Cousins to San Francisco. The Niners send Garoppolo to Houston, if, of course, he’d waive his no-trade. The Texans send Watson to Minnesota. In return: the Niners send their first-round pick in 2021 (12th overall) to Houston, and they’re out. (So San Francisco would be trading Garoppolo and a one to Houston and getting Cousins with two years left on his contract.) The Vikings would send linebacker Anthony Barr and running back Alexander Mattison plus their first-round picks in 2021 (14th overall) and 2023, and second-round picks in 2022 and 2023 in exchange for Watson. Houston’s haul: Garoppolo, two ones this year, a one in 2023, and two second-round picks.”
So basically, the Texans would lose Watson and get a huge haul of Garoppolo, the No. 12 and 14 picks this year, two players (Barr and Mattison), and three other picks from Minnesota: two seconds and a 2023 first.
Again, this is just a proposal.