NFL 2021 The QB wants to leave Houston
Lhiring of David Culley as the new head coach of the Texans de Houston he did not change the opinion of his franchise quarterback. Furthermore, the team’s relationship with Deshaun Watson, who has already asked the organization to leave instead.
Adam Schefter de ESPN reported Thursday morning that the quarterback requested the trade for several weeks and Wednesday’s appointment does not change plans. Watson would not have spoken to Culley and they did not tell him that he would be the chosen one. The QB has also not had communication with the new general manager, Nick Caserio, nor the executive who served as manager after Bill O’Brien’s firing, ‘pastor’ Jack Easterby.
Everything points to a divorce and rumors begin of where it could end Watson, who in 2020 played at an MVP level, leading the league in yards (4,823), seventh in touchdowns (33) and second in rating (112.4), but a lack of talent led the team to finish 4-12. That gave them the third draft pick, but The 2019 trade for Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills sends that third pick to the Dolphins.
2020 saw the largest quarterback market in history and 2021 is set to be even bigger. More than half of the teams in the league could look for an alternative for the position, whether to start immediately or for the medium term.
The Patriots They will hardly bring back Cam Newton. The Steelers y Bucs They have to look for succession plans to Brady and Roethlisberger. Drew Brees is aiming for retirement, so the Saints are out of options. The Colts will have to search after the goodbye of Philip Rivers. Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford could end their terms in Atlanta and Detroit. Jacksonville is targeting Trevor Lawrence with the # 1 Draft. Carolina, Chicago, Miami, Jets, Washington, Rams and 49ers are other teams looking to improve the position.
So there will be no shortage of bidders for Deshaun. Yes, Houston needs to get something attractive in return, as they have to sell their fans a promising future if the best player on the team leaves.. That limits the options, as it involves trading for another veteran starter or a top pick from the 2021 Draft.
Another consideration: the salary cap of the destination team. Watson signed a contract extension last year, which will enter into force until 2022, which lightens the accounts for 2021, since it ‘only’ has a impact of 15.94 million against the salary cap. Teams looking for him have to free up that space. Saints, Falcons, Steelers, Rams and Bears are at least 10 million over the salary cap, according to data from Spotrac, so they could hardly be considered, although they can pawn the queen’s pearls and use their selections from several more years to search for him, even if that means letting other players go.
The Jets they have the second overall pick in the draft. Sam Darnold He’s been his QB for the last three years and he’s shown interesting things at times, but he’s never had a winning season. No longer having Adam Gase would help him and perhaps that is why Robert Saleh retains him. Although if they wanted, they can offer Darnold and the # 2 pick for Houston to start rebuilding. They have 58 million salary space. There have already been reports that Watson preferred to go to New York rather than Miami.
Another team from the AFC East that can offer a QB and top picks. Miami has the original Houston pick, # 3, and Tua Tagovailoa, which was not entirely convincing in his first year in the NFL. And 25 million of salary space helps accommodate the contract.
Detroit has already announced that it is seeking to trade Matthew Stafford. They also have the seventh selection and although they have less than 2 million salary space, switching to Stafford reduces its impact from $ 33 million to $ 19 million. Difference in which Watson and his contract fit.
Only Jacksonville has more salary space available than the Colts, who have more than $ 68 million and need a quarterback after Rivers’ retirement. The problem is that they would have to submit a lot of picks, because in 2021 they will pick # 21. Houston surely won’t want to trade him to a divisional rival, having to see him twice a year for the next decade. They can’t be so shortsighted, right?
Is the dynasty reborn with Deshaun? The Pats would have more than 58 million space. The problem is the picks, because they will choose 15, since their ‘lousy’ season was 7-9.
Does the First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire?
Drew Lock, in two years, it has not given clear signs that it is the option. They could use it as a bargaining chip next to pick 9. They have 18 million salary space.
The Football Team made the playoffs despite having to use four different quarterbacks this season. They aspire to important things and Watson would be the piece that completes the puzzle. The problem is that they do not have a QB to offer in exchange and will pick # 19 after entering the Playoffs. They would have to use a lot of selections. They have 32 million salary space in 2021.
A real black horse. Jimmy Garoppolo He is 22-8 in San Francisco, but only one full season without injury. They can let him go before the next campaign and instead of paying him 26.4 million, it would cost them only 2.8. That would be in addition to the nearly 12 million available now. They have the pick # 12 in addition to try to convince Houston.