Is there a way for the Washington Football Team to land the Houston Texans franchise quarterback?
One has to feel for David Culley and Nick Caserio. The two are more than qualified to become a head coach and a general manager, but the best day of their lives was ruined by the team that hired them.
Watson requested a trade from the Texans following a massive fallout this offseason. Caserio and Culley now must try to pull off the ultimate card by convincing Watson to stay at NRG Stadium for another season. As of now, they have no intention of trading the fourth-year pro to any team entering the 2021 season.
The reality is, if Watson wants out, he’s likely going to be traded. Now the question is where will he land? Should the Washington Football Team be willing to ship over the future of the franchise, this trade package could land perhaps the greatest quarterback to ever hit the trade market.
Would this be enough to land Watson?
Houston is reportedly making three first-round picks the starting point in discussions. That’s just the starting spot, meaning more picks will need to be involved entering the conversation. Washington’s 7-9 season was met with criticism, as the team was good enough to win the NFC East but also struggled to win games altogether.
Since Washington will be picking 19th in the draft, they likely will have to send multiple picks in 2021. Houston is without both its first- and second-round picks after trading them to the Miami Dolphins for Laremy Tunsil in 2019.
After that, you still need to add another two first-round picks, meaning Washington will give up their 2022 and 2023 selections. Also, another second-round pick could be in the deal to guarantee they land their quarterback of the future.
What else could Houston grab? How about a pass rusher? With the recent news of J.J. Watt likely leaving the team, they’ll need to add more pass rush to the outside. Montez Sweat has tallied 16 total sacks in two seasons and could be on the market over the likes of Chase Young.
To be fair, perhaps the Texans could also ask for rookie sensation Kamren Curl, who finished with three interceptions and a pair of sacks in place of Landon Collins to bolster their secondary.
Washington has traded the bank to land a quarterback in the past. Robert Griffin III could have been something, but he was vastly unproven when the trade was made.
This is an established top-five quarterback, and Washington could easily take over the NFC East with him leading the way. Dan Snyder might be one of the worst owners in the NFL, but anything is better than Houston right now.
Ron Rivera and Washington can win now and for the long-term. They’re just a quarterback away.