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Deshaun Watson Trade Decision Down to Two Finalists

Larry Rupp
The possible trade of quarterback Deshaun Watson has come down to two finalists.
The possible trade of quarterback Deshaun Watson has come down to two finalists. / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL offseason has been dominated by blockbuster deals and major free agent signings so far. Another one may be on the way as the Houston Texans look to trade quarterback Deshaun Watson. As for where he could land, the decision has reportedly come down to two finalists in the NFC South.

Deshaun Watson Trade Rumors

Both the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints have expressed interest in acquiring the three-time Pro Bowler and met with him this past week. The two squads remain the most viable options after the Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns were ruled out due to various reasons.

Of course, the Falcons have veteran Matt Ryan leading the offense right now. The 36-year-old is nearing the end of his career, though. Ryan tossed just 20 touchdowns compared to 12 interceptions last season and has posted a combined 25-39 record as a starter since the beginning of 2018.

Meanwhile, new Saints head coach Dennis Allen is trying to nail down his starter before training camp rolls around. While Taysom Hill and free agent Jameis Winston continue to be realistic options, bringing in a passer capable of throwing for 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns will be hard to pass up.

Watson has the ability to turn around a franchise given he averages 269.2 passing yards per game as well as 12.3 yards per completion in his career. For now, NFL fans will simply have to play the waiting game as trade packages and contract negotiations play out over the next few weeks.

The only thing that looks certain is that Watson is going to be dueling it out with Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady in the NFC conference this fall.

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