The New England Patriots’ starting quarterback in 2020 is probably going to be Jarrett Stidham. Or, perhaps, veteran backup Brian Hoyer.
That’s not stopping fans from speculating about a potential blockbuster deal, though. The quarterback in mind: Texans star Deshaun Watson.
Watson has developed into one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but fans are starting to question the franchise he plays for. Bill O’Brien made a questionable move this offseason, trading WR DeAndre Hopkins, and the Texans’ fan base is growing restless.
The former Clemson Tigers quarterback has helped fuel some speculation with cryptic tweets, as well.
Don't deal with the lies and the frauds. That's why I don't get involved. .
— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) March 25, 2020
If the Patriots did want to trade for Watson, what would a deal look like? One CBS Sports analyst outlined a potential deal.
Patriots receive: QB Deshaun Watson, 2021 sixth-round pick
Texans receive: 2020 first-round pick, 2021 first-round pick, 2021 third-round pick, 2021 fourth-round pick, 2022 second-round pick, OG Joe Thuney
Who says no? The Texans, of course – for now, anyway.
But Houston’s clock with Watson is clicking fast. And you can count on Bill Belichick keeping a close eye on the situation moving forward.