Local Atlanta Stars Helping Falcons Recruit Deshaun Watson in Trade

Isaiah De Los Santos
Local Atlanta stars from different areas of entertainment are joining forces to recruit Deshaun Watson to the Falcons.
Local Atlanta stars from different areas of entertainment are joining forces to recruit Deshaun Watson to the Falcons. / Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
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The Atlanta Falcons are one of two finalists in the Deshaun Watson trade sweepstakes. NFC South rival the New Orleans Saints are the other team in contention, and they have an advantage given their more well-rounded roster.

Atlanta has the home team advantage, though, with Watson being a Georgia native, and their recruitment of the star quarterback has turned into a full-scale local effort.

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Fellow Atlanta franchises like the Hawks and Braves have lent a helping hand to the Falcons. NFL insider Josina Anderson reports the "who's who" of these teams are trying to recruit Watson, so it's clear how much key members of the Hawks and Braves care about the Atlanta sports scene getting even better.

That's not all, as Atlanta's strong connection to the music industry has led to big names like Lil' Baby and Quavo joining the effort to recruit Watson.

It's exciting to see Atlanta's star power come out in full force to try and land Watson. Coming home was already a big selling point on its own, but local celebrities showing their support of the QB as well could help convince him that Atlanta is where he wants to be.

The QB's decision on a trade is expected to come in the next few days, and it's sure to spur some major changes for the Falcons, even if Watson isn't their QB in 2022.

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