I actually think this is a good idea
Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky was a guest on ESPN’s Get Up and had a very interesting trade offer that he believes the New York Giants should make to the Houston Texans for quarterback Deshaun Watson.
“If I was Dave Gettleman of the New York Giants, I would take Daniel Jones,” Orlovsky said on Friday morning’s Get Up. “I would take Saquon Barkley and I would take three first-round picks and call Houston, and not allow them to get off the phone with me.”
“As a general manager in this moment, if you were ever going to take a swing, this is a swing to take,” Orlovsky said, via NJ.com. “As a general manager the last thing you want to do is look back with regret that we didn’t try hard enough, that we didn’t throw in one extra first-rounder. That’s the type of player and person you’re going to get with Deshaun Watson.”
Now Watson does have a no-trade clause, so he would have to approve a move to the Giants. But the fact that he’s willing to go to the New York Jets, I can’t imagine why he wouldn’t want to play for the Giants who have a history of winning.
I honestly think this is a great deal because I’m all for trading Barkley given the fact that he’s coming off of a torn ACL and Wayne Gallman proved in 2020 that he can carry the load. It would also save them a lot of money by re-signing Gallman and unloading Barkley.