What would it cost the Jacksonville Jaguars to trade for Deshaun Watson?
Although the Texans said they won’t entertain trade offers for Watson, they could end up giving in. The Minnesota Vikings said they wouldn’t part ways with wide receiver Stefon Diggs, only to exchange him for four draft selections, including a first-round pick in 2020. All it takes is one team that is willing to make an offer they can’t resist.
The Jaguars have 11 draft selections at their disposal, two in the first round and two in the second. They could offer their two first-round picks and another one in 2022’s draft. Furthermore, they have the cap space to take on his four-year $156 million contract (some of it has already been paid). While it may be a hefty price, Watson is a proven commodity and worth every penny.
Despite the fact that Houston finished the 2020 season with a 4-12 record, the fourth-year quarterback posted pretty good numbers. He was 382-of-544 for 4,823 yards, 33 touchdowns, and just seven touchdowns.
Some organizations overvalue draft picks even though they squander them year in and year out, and as good as Trevor Lawerence is, it’s uncertain whether he’s going to successfully make the transition from college to the pros. He certainly has the talent and it seems like he will thrive, but nothing is set in stone. Meanwhile, Watson has already proven he can get it done in the NFL.