Deshaun Watson’s recent social media activity sparking Patriots trade rumors – CBSSports.com
If you’re a football fan presently living outside of New England, you’re more than likely rejoicing at the fact that Tom Brady has chosen to leave the Patriots this offseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, effectively putting an end to the two-decade run of dominance. While Brady might be gone, the fellow mastermind of this dynasty, Costs Belichick, still is looming around Foxborough and things might be starting to line up where the hoodie might pull off among the greatest deals in franchise history.
If you’re in that group of non-Patriots fans, you may desire to cover your eyes and sit this story out due to the fact that we’re going to be talking about what appears to be the growing possibility of Deshaun Watson heading to New England.
Let’s begin at the beginning. This rumor initially started to take shape following the rather confusing trade of star receiver DeAndre Hopkins from the Texans to the Arizona Cardinals for essentially a bag of marbles and the albatross of a contract that is connected to running back David Johnson. The optics of the deal were worsened simply a few hours later after the Vikings got a king’s ransom (consisting of a 2020 first round pick) for fellow star pass catcher Stefon Diggs. This deal by Houston disintegrated one of the better quarterback-receiver duos the NFL needed to use in Watson and Hopkins and was a move that Watson didn’t seem the biggest fan of.
On Monday, Watson tweeted out lyrics to the Drake tune “Emotionless.” The specific lyrics are particularly prompt when you factor in the Hopkins trade.
i do not know how i’ma make it out of here clean. can’t even monitor who bets the other group.
iconic duos rip and split at the seams
— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson)
Obviously, that tweet was all it considered Patriots fans and numerous NFL fans alike to place on their tinfoil hats and start invoking possible trades for Watson out of Houston. What sent out that speculation into hyperdrive, nevertheless, was a quote-tweet from Bleacher Report’s Tyler Conway in response to Watson. The tweet consists of another Drake lyric and features a photo of Costs Belichick on the phone indicating that the Patriots head coach is trying to tempt him to Foxborough.
The tweet itself is funny in its own right, however what sparked possible Patriots and Watson trade reports was that Watson himself (or somebody who has access to his account) really liked the post.
Uhhhh … people … pic.twitter.com/aikJG1ls2w!.?.!— Tyler Conway(@jtylerconway)
Gasp. At simply 24-years-old, Watson is
the best young quarterbacks the NFL has to use, so one would think that the Patriots would be interested in him if he became readily available. The only problem with that potential marriage is that Watson is under the Texans manage for the next 2 seasons if they select up his 5th year option (which promises). Considered that he is looked at as one of the excellent quarterbacks in the league, it ‘d likewise truly hard to fathom the Texans being jazzed up about trading him. That said, if Watson is dissatisfied with the instructions the franchise is going and was to force his way out of Houston by requiring a trade, Bill Belichick would definitely pick up the phone and ring his previous offending planner in Expense O’Brien to see what it ‘d take to get the Pro Bowl QB? If Belichick had the ability to pull something like that off, not only would they have properly changed Tom Brady
, however the Patriots would also have actually set themselves up for another decade-long run of dominance with Watson at the helm. The fact that this is even in the world of possibility– thanks to Watson liking that post– need to be a frightening sight for all those clubs in the league celebrating the demise of what was believed to be a fallen dynasty.
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