Texans QB Deshaun Watson suitor sent investigator to Houston in failed attempt to trade for beleaguered QB
Deshaun Watson trade rumors are heating up once again, which is not really a surprise since the trade deadline is less than two weeks away. And among the teams that are being linked to the Houston Texans quarterback is the Philadelphia Eagles, whose general manager, Howie Roseman, reportedly sent an investigator to H-Town in an attempt to trade for the beleaguered signal-caller.
Watson has a no-trade clause, which he apparently waved in the face of the Eagles.
Via CBS Sports Radio:
— CBS Sports Radio (@CBSSportsRadio) October 21, 2021
The Eagles still have Jalen Hurts, but they have been inconsistent with the former Oklahoma Sooners star under center for the team. They are just 2-4 through six weeks of the season. However, even if Philly successfully managed to acquire the Texans QB, there’s no assurance that he’ll be available right away. Furthermore, the cost of getting Watson might be too much that he’ll just be left with a flimsy supporting cast to work with in the immediate future.
Watson is engulfed in controversy right now that football might not be the no. 1 thing on this mind. He is facing sexual assault and misconduct allegations, which makes the optics of trading for him questionable for some Eagles supporters. He has yet to play for the Texans this season, with the team currently starting Davis Mills, with Tyrod Taylor sidelined.
Apart from the Eagles, the Miami Dolphins and the Carolina Panthers are said to have at least been kicking the tires on a potential deal that would land them Watson.