Analyst Claims New York Jets Should Wait for Deshaun Watson ahead of 2021 NFL Draft

Published 03/02/2021, 9:23 AM EST
Oct 18, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) scrambles against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports


JJ Watt joined former Houston Texans teammate DeAndre Hopkins after signing for the Arizona Cardinals on Monday. The 31-year-old defensive end put pen to paper on a 2-year deal worth $31 million (excluding bonuses).

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With the Texans stuck in a personnel crisis, will Deshaun Watson be the next player to leave Texas in the coming days? The Georgia-born quarterback finished the 2020 regular season as the passing yards leader (4,823) with 33 passing TDs.

He is reportedly ‘desperate’ to quit the Texans in search of greener pastures. Could Robert Saleh’s New York Jets be his next destination in 2021?

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Deshaun Watson should be a priority for the Jets heading into the 2021 season

Popular NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah was the latest guest on The Rich Eisen Show earlier this week. He gave his take on the Jets and their position surrounding Deshaun Watson, heading into the 2021 NFL Draft.

He said, “I think for sure they check their voicemail everyday to see if Nick Caserio has called back…once you get through that part of the day, you’re trying to get to, I believe, the 1st of April.

“By that time, you’ll have a comfort level with these draft kids…you’ll have a chance to have had multiple interviews with them.

“Your coaches by now will have a feel for Sam (Darnold), the new coaches should know exactly how they feel about him and not only how he fits in physically, but also financially into what they want to do…

“Whoever your quarterback is in the draft whether it’s Wilson, Fields, Lance, whoever, you got to ensure that they passed the physical and checked the boxes in the interviews. Then, compare it with Sam and see what fits better.

Jan 3, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

“To me, again, everyday I’ll be checking in on Deshaun Watson to see if there’s any chance to get something going there,” Jeremiah said on the show.

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Deshaun Watson signed a 4-year extension with the Texans worth $177.5 million prior to the start of their 2020 NFL campaign.

GM Nick Caserio has no plans of letting his star shot-caller leave this summer. But if he pushes through a move, could the Jets trade their #2 pick in exchange for Watson’s services? Watch this space for more.

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