Deshaun Watson would certainly help the Giants
With Houston Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson officially requesting a trade, people have been talking about whether or not the New York Giants should make an offer. Weeks ago, I actually wrote about whether the Giants should make an offer for Watson. So you can check that out if you want.
Now Bill Barnwell of ESPN has come up with a hypothetical trade that the Giants could make to acquire Watson. Of course it would have to include quarterback Daniel Jones. Here it is:
Giants send: 11th overall pick in 2021, 2022 first-round pick, 2023 first-round pick, QB Daniel Jones
Texans send: 2023 fourth-round pick, QB Deshaun Watson
Jones showed virtually no growth in his second season, as his numbers stagnated or declined across the board. He missed two-plus games with injuries and led the league in fumbles for the second consecutive season. The best arguments that he’s an NFL-caliber starting quarterback consist of his frame and the fact that at least one team thought he was worth the sixth overall pick in the 2019 draft. I’m not sure anybody is higher on Jones than the guy who would be trading him away, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman.
Jones is still young enough to improve, but he hasn’t been good enough for the Texans to plan their future around him, which leaves the Giants in a bind. Would they be willing to send three first-rounders and Jones to get a deal done? And after seeing one former Pats coach sink his franchise, would Watson want to go play for another Bill Belichick disciple in Joe Judge?
I really wonder if the Giants will give the Texans a call and make an offer. Now we don’t know if they would want Jones given the fact that he didn’t make any improvements from his first season to his second season in the NFL.
Also, can the Giants afford to give up so many first round picks with all of the needs that they have?
If a team like the Miami Dolphins with Tua Tagovailoa could be more attractive. We will have to wait and see what happens.