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Peter King Says Eagles Are Favorites to Land Deshaun Watson

Isaiah De Los Santos
NFL insider Peter King believes that the Philadelphia Eagles are among the favorites to trade for Deshaun Watson.
NFL insider Peter King believes that the Philadelphia Eagles are among the favorites to trade for Deshaun Watson. / Carmen Mandato/Getty Images
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There is a ton of uncertainty hanging around Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson due to his ongoing legal troubles. If that is ironed out and he's cleared to play in the near future, his trade market could pick up again from its current lull.

And NFL insider Peter King believes the Philadelphia Eagles are among the favorites to trade for Watson if his situation clears up.

Deshaun Watson Eagles Trade

King places the Eagles as hypothetical 3/1 co-favorites (along with the Carolina Panthers) to trade for Watson in the near future. The NFL insider says the Eagles' three possible first-round picks in 2022 would give them plenty of ammo to land the superstar.

King does caution that Watson's current situation is hard to predict, and he thinks a Watson deal may not happen until 2022. Still, it'd be a massive trade for Philadelphia.

Jalen Hurts will take over under center in 2021, though the Eagles don't seem fully committed. This season will likely be a trial run for the 2020 second-round pick and the team could pivot in another direction next offseason if Hurts doesn't fulfill his QB1 potential.

It doesn't seem like a Watson trade will happen anytime soon, which gives Philly a chance to see what they have in Hurts. They could use those first-round picks they'd surrender in a Watson deal to surround their young signal-caller with top talent if he proves he's worth building around this year.

Still, King's latest musings make it clear to not rule Philly out if Watson's interest picks up again.



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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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