“We’re not trading for Deshaun Watson,” Mara said via Pat Leonard.
Mara cited a number of reasons why, including the Giants’ cap situation as well as the obvious sexual misconduct allegations still pending against Watson. The Giants are currently estimated to be $5.7 million over the salary cap in 2022.
Mara also reiterated their support for QB Daniel Jones during the presser.
It was just earlier this month when Michael Smith, best known for his time at ESPN and now on Peacock, dropped major news that watson would waive his caluse to go to New York.
“Deshaun Watson would waive his no-trade clause to go play for the New York Giants,” Smith said. “That would answer all the questions organizations spend years trying to get right. You could figure out right now.”
The Texans paid Watson $10.5 million for the 2021 season, despite him not playing a game. In 2020, Watson appeared in all 16 games for the Texans and completed 70.2 percent of his passes for 4,823 yards with 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Whenever he touches the field again, he’ll be as healthy as he’s ever been after missing a full year.
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