In what now looks like ages in the past, there was a second when Deshaun Watson was going to be the largest identify on the commerce market, as he actively voiced his discontent with how issues had been going with the Texans. There was even a second by which he was reportedly on the Bears’ radar. However when sexual misconduct allegations surfaced, Chicago’s football team was notably absent from a report naming groups nonetheless taken with buying and selling for Watson.
Quick ahead to August, and one of many groups displaying curiosity again in March has emerged as a front-runner to commerce for Watson:
— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) August 5, 2021
CBS Sports activities’ Chris Trapasso experiences the Eagles and Texans are speaking Watson commerce. Trapasso’s phrasing makes it seem to be the 2 sides are ironing out particulars. And that’s notable for the Texans, Eagles, groups within the NFC East, AFC South, and squads who had been nonetheless inquiring about Watson. However let’s be actual about this. There may be nonetheless a lot to iron out. As a result of whereas Trapasso would possibly make reference to hurdles, it might be irresponsible (and disrespectful) to look previous 22 lawsuits from girls alleging misconduct. These are critical allegations that shouldn’t be brushed over as a “hurdle.”
Watson reported to training camp, but never backed off his trade request, and is actually taking part in a “hold-in” within the opening phases of the buildup to the preseason. As for commerce compensation, a report last January was suggesting Houston’s asking worth was two first-round picks, two second-rounders, and two younger defensive starters. A lot has modified since then, that I can’t even wrap my thoughts round what a deal would price a staff making an attempt to chop it to deliver Watson into their combine. However, we’ll monitor the state of affairs.
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