Jalen Hurts had a terrible game against the Dallas Cowboys, and now just days later, the team is trending on social media with rumors of Deshaun Watson.
Chris Simms and Mike Florio recently debated the chances of Watson landing in Philadelphia on their Pro Football Talk podcast. Simms relayed that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie has already “green-lighted” the move.
FLORIO: I’m going Deshaun Watson. Do they get back in to Deshaun Watson? When you consider Jay Glazer reported earlier on the weekend the Texans have softened their stance in recent days on what they want for Watson, that the Dolphins have Tua Tagovailoa on IR […], I think they have to be considering making the move before the window closes on November 2. From the Eagles’ standpoint, aware of the possibility the Dolphins are going to go a deadline deal, and cognizant of what Hurts is and isn’t doing, maybe at some weird level this is an organizational effort to kind of put the Hurts ceiling/floor analysis in an accelerator. So we know by the end of the October what we have. Instead of knowing by the end of December and into January what we have, let’s go ahead and see where he is. Let’s throw stuff at him, let’s see how he responds so we can make an assessment by November 2. And if we decide to pull the trigger, boom, we go get Deshaun Watson. You have to at least be thinking about that. Right?
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SIMMS: Sure. Yeah. I’m with you.
FLORIO: You don’t know where his ceiling is.
FLORIO: You’re kind of seeing where the floor is. But you want to hit pedal to the metal so you have the best information by late October so you can make a decision on whether to make a play for Watson now or later knowing that you don’t that the Dolphins may and then it’s done.
SIMMS: Yeah, I think it’s a good thought by you. I think there’s some reality to that, for sure. I do. And you and I both know that Philadelphia is in that mix for the Deshaun Watson thing. That’s a real thing. From everything I know, the owner has given them the green light as far as Howie Roseman and company to make that deal if it’s right. So, yes, you have to worry a little — and here’s just one other inkling. Another inkling told me they’re not sold on Jalen Hurts. […]
FLORIO: […] The other thing to keep in mind is that no-trade clause, because Watson wants Miami. And there have been some conflicting reports on whether or not he has said no to Philadelphia. I think that if Philadelphia is the only option, he’ll say yes. But we’ll see.
According to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer, the Dolphins are the front-runners to land Watson in a trade and that was before starter Tua Tagovailoa fractured his ribs. He was placed on injured reserve and stands to miss at least three weeks. Watson reportedly has the Dolphins at the top of his list, since he does have a no-trade clause.
Glazer added that the Houston Texans have “softened” their asking price for their former starting quarterback.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.