The Chicago Bears may finally land their franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson, but it’ll cost them.
No matter what happens in the Chicago Bears’ Wildcard game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon, things have to change this offseason.
Whether those changes include the front office, head coach, quarterback room or all three? That’s still up for debate.
However, a recent report in regards to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson could change one of those topics in a hurry.
According to Pro Football Talk, Watson has mentioned the possibility of asking the Texans to trade him in conversations with teammates. While that’s a bombshell of a report in some respect, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise. The Texans have done just about everything they can to ruin his career.
Although the Texans finished a measly 4-12, Watson put up MVP-like numbers on a roster that can hardly count for a pro football team. He finished the 2020 campaign with over 4,800 passing yards, 33 touchdowns and only seven picks. He also rushed for 444 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
This guy is playing the best football of his career in the same year his team traded away possibly the best receiver in football for not much more than a second-round pick. Somehow, someway, Watson’s request to be traded should be granted merely out of respect.
Reports are already brewing that the Texans will not trade Watson, but, where does Watson land if he is indeed traded? The easy answer, here, is obviously the Bears. It makes far too much sense not to throw their name in the hat. We don’t have to go back to the 2017 NFL Draft and explain the connection here. No matter how far removed we are from that debacle, it will always hurt. However, what if the Bears could fix that mistake they made just about four years ago?
What would it take for the Bears to get Watson in a trade? Let’s examine.