Top 10 Potential Landing Spots For Deshaun WatsonWell, Deshaun Watson officially requested a trade from the Houston Texans today (January 28th) after the hire of David Culley as their next coach. There are a few teams in need of a QB in the NFL so someone would definitely be willing to pay the price for a player with his type of talent.
He has expressed interest in playing here, and for good reason. They were on the verge of the playoffs, and if they land a guy like Watson, that would make them that much better. They could pose a threat to Buffalo and the AFC as a whole.
I think San Francisco would be a good fit. They have weapons, and they're just as dangerous as anyone when healthy. They made the Super Bowl with Jimmy Garoppolo. They can definitely make it with Watson and win a ring. They are still in win-now mode. I would like to see this happen. If he doesn't go to Chicago, I'd like to see him go here.
The Colts lost Phillip Rivers to retirement. Jacoby Brissett isn't the answer, and Andrew Luck isn't walking back in that door. They need someone like Watson to push them over the edge. The problem is, do you really think Houston would let him walk to a division rival?
Washington has a nice young defense forming. They have pieces on offense but no long-term quarterback solution. Watson could make Washington a really scary team.
The Lions are going to get a new quarterback and are finally getting rid of Stafford after being in Detroit for over a decade. Who knows, they might deal him to Houston for Watson. Potentially, that could really boost the Lions' offense.
Dallas is still in negotiations with Dak Prescott. I don't know if he will stay or not, but if they can't get a deal done this time, Jerry Jones would be the one to propose a deal to bring in the QB from the other Texas team in the NFL, Deshaun Watson. That would get them their quarterback and give them a leg up on the other teams in their division. This is somewhat likely if they can't get a deal with Dak, which may or may not happen. I think this injury showed them how important he truly is to the team.
They better not screw over Dak like that.
I really hope that he comes here. I know we missed him in 2017, but we really regret that decision. Besides, we have a good defense, and the offense desperately needs a good quarterback under center. Then we could go from mediocrity to decency and respectability.
He has expressed interest in going here, which is weird, but maybe he sees something we don't. Robert Saleh could be a good coach, but I mean they ruined Sam Darnold, so I don't know. Maybe they get him and take care of their QB, then use the #2 overall pick for the O-line or DeVante Smith or something. I don't know. Basically, they wouldn't have to use it on a QB.
Pittsburgh may want to move on from Big Ben. He's not getting any younger, and their offense was very inconsistent. Deshaun Watson has the ability to change that. There's no DeAndre Hopkins, but Pittsburgh could provide him with better weapons than he had in Houston.
The Patriots are expected to part ways with Cam Newton. He didn't exactly live up to what Brady did. He had flashes where he was okay, but that's all. This is pretty unlikely, but who knows? Bill Belichick, if he wanted to, could make a move for Watson. But I wouldn't hold my breath if I'm the Patriots. The odds are low.