The Seattle Seahawks are clearly in a place where they are ready to compete for the Super Bowl this season but have one clear hole on their roster. Their defensive line has been a weakness this year and as the trade deadline approaches, the Seahawks could make a call to an AFC bottom-dweller to get one of the faces of the NFL, JJ Watt.
On the daily Locked On Seahawks podcast, hosts Corbin Smith and Rob Rang discuss trade ideas from listeners. One listener proposed the idea of trading Seattle’s second and fifth-round picks to the Houston Texans to receiver Watt. While it seems like a stretch, there are some elements that would make sense for the Texans to move on from Watt.
Smith: You get the sense that when you look at what JJ Watt is going through, he’s 1-6 in Houston, he’s not getting any younger, he’s had some injury issues. I know he loves the city of Houston, but you’ve got to wonder if the opportunity was there for him to go to a team like the Seahawks that’s clearly one of the front-runners in the NFC and their biggest need is his position. You’ve got to wonder if that would at least be something that John Snyder would call the Texans about saying, ‘Look you guys are going to be rebuilding and you need draft picks.’ Maybe they would consider doing it. Now that particular deal though would leave you with just three draft picks and no picks till the fourth round.