If Deshaun Watson somehow demands a trade, Chicago Bears must be all-in
Pro Football Talk sent out a tweet Thursday morning that there is “growing buzz” around the league that Deshaun Watson could request a trade from the Houston Texans.
The news could easily be a rumor but that’s the same thing football fans said before Khalil Mack, Jamal Adams, and Watson’s former teammate DeAndre Hopkins got traded. It is worth noting how big of a trade package teams like the Bears would have to give up for the former Clemson Heisman Trophy winner.
The NFL has become a league where frustrated athletes get tired of their situation and request to be traded. Watson doesn’t seem like the type of guy to follow that sort of behavior, but crazier things have happened. Who could even blame him if he did want out of Houston? Bill O’Brien traded away the team’s best receiver and the Texans’ defense has been horrendous in recent years. Even Deshaun Watson’s former teammate, Tyrann Mathieu likes the Bears as a landing spot.
Future Hall of Famer J.J. Watt voiced his frustrations with the team in a postgame interview, making it naive to think he’s the only player in that locker room that feels that way. Watson is a 25-year-old quarterback playing at an elite level and has four years remaining on his $156 million dollar contract he inked in 2020.
There are certainly more NFL teams out there with better draft capital and young stud players to even “start the conversation” for a trade like Benjamin Allbright said in his tweet. The Bears have three reasons why they should try and acquire Watson in order to bring a Super Bowl back to Chicago.