Deshaun Watson Trade Decision Timeline Revealed

The expected timeline for a Deshaun Watson trade has been revealed.
The expected timeline for a Deshaun Watson trade has been revealed. / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

One of the biggest stories in the NFL is the pursuit of Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Trade rumors suggest there's several teams in the mix hoping to pull off a deal for the three-time Pro Bowler.

Deshaun Watson Trade Rumors

Now the expected timeline for a deal to come to fruition has been revealed.

Deshaun Watson Trade News

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the "hope" is a decision by Wason and the Texans on a trade destination will be in the "next several days." Rapoport adds both parties are aiming to get something done before the official start of free agency on Wednesday, March 16.

This update provides clarity on Watson trade talks and indicates a decision on the QB's future won't be strung out. Getting this done as quickly as possible allows Houston and its disgruntled signal-caller to finally both get a fresh start.

Now the pressure is on interested teams to make the best offer for Watson while trying to remain a contender. The New Orleans Saints are currently thought to be the frontrunners in this race, though the Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns have shown strong interest as well.

This could shape up to be a bidding war between squads desperate to upgrade at QB. Given Watson's no-trade clause, each team's meeting with him over the next few days will be vital to pulling off any blockbuster deal.

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