Seriously Philadelphia Eagles fans, what are you waiting for, trade proposals from Howie Roseman? Before we go any further, has anyone else thought about the fact that the Birds could have actually walked into the 2021 regular season with both Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins? Even if you’re not on board with bringing Watson to Philly, you have to admit. There has to, at least, be a conversation, right?
They probably wouldn’t be having any issues with dominating the ‘NFC Least’ if that was the case! Now, while it probably would have taken a lot for that to happen, looking at how things turned out in Houston with the Texans for both of them, it does make one think.
Last season, Eagles executive vice president and general manager Howie Roseman was apparently at the negotiating table for Hopkins and backed away entirely. It would seem that, in hindsight, giving up a broken down running back (Philly had plenty), a 2020 second-round pick, and a 2021 fourth-round pick to get Hopkins and a fourth-round selection would have been a no brainer.
There’s no point in crying over spilled milk (again), but here we are. According to Around The NFL’s Kevin Patra and the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Watson now seeks a trade. Rapoport also tweeted the following:
"How would a Deshaun Watson trade work? If the Texans traded him, the two sides would agree to a deal that works for both, then Watson would provide written notice that he would allow a trade to that team. Otherwise no deal."
You know where this is headed right? Though we all hate rumors in the media, this would be a nice time to start one. Why? Well, in the words of Bruce Wayne’s closest confidant, Alfred, “Some people just want to watch the world burn”.
Here’s a zany trade idea that lands Watson with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Okay Birds fans, here’s an idea. Losing Watson means the Texans still need a quarterback. Philly has a quarterback that they want to get out of town, so here’s a thought.
In this zany trade proposal, the Philadelphia Eagles ship Carson Wentz and their first-round draft choice in 2022 along with a later-round draft choice in 2022. That would probably be a third-day choice (it’s hard to imagine that Houston would ship Watson off without acquiring a first-rounder).
The Texans, in exchange, give Philly Deshaun Watson, a conditional third-round pick in 2022 that could become a second-rounder, and another player to sweeten the deal (hopefully a secondary guy). Houston has already traded their fourth-rounder in 2022 to the L.A. Rams. They got Brandin Cooks out of that deal.
Well, now that you say it out loud, there are a few kinks that need to be worked out. We can also state that this is a horrible idea and provide reasons for that statement. Some of us can dream though, can’t we?
Again, are you waiting for Howie to come up with ideas? And, for those of you scoffing at the notion, our staff would love to hear your theories if you have any. Look, we’re trying to build a winner here! The problem is it doesn’t feel like the Philadelphia Eagles’ front office isn’t doing much to help us.