Philadelphia Eagles should do anything needed to land Deshaun Watson
Philadelphia Eagles fans should know Deshaun Watson is better than Jalen Hurts.
A casual fan could argue that Watson is not better than Hurts, but the consensus is Deshaun Watson is the better quarterback by far. Jalen Hurts’ ceiling might be Deshaun Watson’s floor. If the Eagles were to trade for Watson, they go from unknown sophomore to elite 25-year old with top-five potential.
In Watson’s first four seasons in the NFL, he has been to three consecutive Pro Bowls. He’s thrown for 14,539 yards over that stretch, posted a 104/36 touchdown to interception ratio, and he holds a 104.5 QB rating. He’s also orchestrated ten game-winning drives.
All of this has come while being a part of a Houston Texans franchise that has continued to fail him to the point of his desire to leave. They refused to provide him with an adequate offensive line. They traded away his All-Pro wide receiver for next to nothing, and there was concern about their disregard for his input when hiring a new head coach. Apparently, Watson thought he’d be part of the process?
Some would say it’s unfair to judge Jalen Hurts off of the four games he started during his rookie year, so we won’t bring up any of the stats or outcomes of those games. The only category Hurts is ‘better’ than Watson in would be his ability to be a more dynamic threat on the ground. Deshaun Watson is head and shoulders ahead of Jalen Hurts when it comes to every aspect of throwing the football.
Howie Roseman understands how important the quarterback position is. That’s why he traded two first-round picks, a second, third, and a fourth-round pick to move up in the 2016 draft to select quarterback Carson Wentz. His selection of Hurts in Round 2 of 2020’s NFL further proves that Roseman knows the value of the position.