By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is expected to be traded this off-season. However, do not count the New York Giants in the mix.
The Giants have come forward on Wednesday to say that the team is not interested in him. Giants owner John Mara told reporters that no trade will be made for Watson.
“We’re not trading for Deshaun Watson,” Mara said. “There are so many reasons why we wouldn’t do that. Cap-wise, we couldn’t afford it, but more importantly with the allegations that are out there right now, that’s just not the right fit for us.”
It would have been tough for the Giants to acquire him to begin with. Plus, the Giants already have Daniel Jones under contract through the 2023 season.
The team is in a bad cap situation, as well. Joe Schoen, who was introduced as the team’s new GM on Wednesday, will have to figure out the best path forward for the team.
Outside of being tough from a financial standpoint, trading for Watson may not work because of his ongoing legal matter. Watson is being accused by numerous women of sexual assault.
There will be teams interested in Watson — who sat out the entire 2021 season due to his legal issues. But you can rule out the Giants after Wednesday’s comments.
The 26-year-old played four seasons with the Texans. He is 28-25 as a starter in 53 games.
He has gone 1,186 of 1,748 for 14,539 yards. Watson threw 104 touchdown passes and 36 interceptions.
Whoever is hired by Schoen, he will have to work his magic on Jones, who regressed in 2021. He had his worst season of his career before missing the final month with a neck injury.
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