Deshaun Watson and the Buccaneers
Deshaun Watson is a much more likely addition to the division. ESPN Upstate confirmed on Twitter the three teams that Watson would approve trades to, with the Panthers being the most likely of the three.
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The Dolphins just drafted Tua. Watson is a massive upgrade, but moving on from him after one year and all of the hype feels premature. Moving north within the division, the Jets are the worst team in football with a new head coach and no identity.
The story of winning in New York may be enticing to Watson, but the chances are slim. In addition to the strange fit from Watson’s perspective, if the Jets really wanted a quarterback change, why wouldn’t they just use their second-overall draft pick instead? Watson also would have to vie for the best quarterback in the division with Josh Allen. The NFC South is far less talented at quarterback, and a better position from the legacy standpoint as well.
Brady, Brees, and Matt Ryan are all in the later parts of their career. Watson could come in and make the Panthers one of the most dangerous teams in the division while being one of the most recognizable players in a short time.
The Buccaneers are assuredly focusing on the present right now above the future, but having to play Deshaun Watson twice a year for the next ten years or Russell Wilson at the same frequency for the next five seem like the worst possible scenarios for this offseason’s events.
Please don’t let either one happen.
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