Is Watson’s legal issue too much for the Philadelphia Eagles to put up with?
Here we are again. The Deshaun Watson trade rumors are hitting an all-time low since we’ve learned that he will not be deposed for his case until 2022. That makes it likely that he will miss at least some of the 2021 season once he meets with league offices.
This also makes it unlikely that the Houston Texans will trade Watson this offseason, but if the Eagles can find a way to acquire him, they get an instant upgrade and a top-five quarterback.
Watson, despite being on a team that was actually worse than the Eagles were in 2020, had his best statistical year in terms of completions, completion percentage, yards, and touchdowns. He also led the entire league in passing yards, with 4,823. He’s also made the playoffs twice during his four NFL seasons.
Now, if he could do all of that on a poorly-built Texans team, he could do even more with the Eagles’ young talent. That’s fair to say right?
The Eagles acquiring Watson would make them instant playoff contenders, and yes, this could have happened if the Eagles drafted him in 2017. The question is how might the Eagles handle the negative press? It’s not like they need any more of that.