As promised in yesterday morning’s news post I’m here to make sure we get our weekly dose of Deshaun Watson and it really wasn’t even planned. Whenever it’s time to cover the first post of the day, we go out and look for something interesting to write about and a massive two-round NFL drill of the folks from Professional soccer approach fits perfectly.
The Denver Broncos made only one play in this drill and that play was to trade a large draft amount to the Houston Texans for the services of one Deshaun Watson. Take a look at this compensation.
9. HOUSTON TEXANS (TRADING WITH DEN): QB TREY LANCE, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
TRADE! Houston trades quarterback Deshaun Watson to Denver for the ninth overall pick, a 2021 second round, a 2022 first round, a 2022 second round and a 2023 first round.
There are three first-round teams and two second-round teams, but zero players. New Broncos general manager George Paton will have to rely on himself and his ability to find talent in later rounds for the first two years on the job, but by 2023 things will start to look a little better and Watson would still only be 27 years old. With plenty of time to build a dynasty
The trade, despite the cost, would make the Broncos instant contenders in the AFC. They have the young talent on offense and several veteran pieces still in place on defense to make an immediate run in 2021, as the simulated draft analysis alluded to in a breakdown of the trade for both teams.
If Denver were to acquire the star quarterback, it would take a stupid number of picks even though the quarterback has a no-trade clause that gets in the way. And the Broncos are reportedly willing to do just that. After all, Watson was one of the top three quarterbacks of the 2020 season and is on his way to the Hall of Fame, according to research by PFF’s Kevin Cole.
The Broncos’ acquisition of Watson would have the same impact we saw last season when Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They would be Super Bowl contenders right away.
As poor as this team has done in the win column, I think we can all agree that they have a lot of talent on the roster. The reason they keep losing really comes down to the horribly inconsistent quarterback play of the last few seasons. Watson would end his streak immediately.
What do you think, Broncos Country? Three first-round picks and two second-round picks so we have a franchise quarterback to support for at least the next decade. It would be nice to have some hope in front of people like Patrick Mahomes twice a year.