As Deshaun Watson prepared to request a trade, the New England Patriots could save their franchise by acquiring it.
There is a position that the New England Patriots definitely need to fix. If New England is to start winning again, they have to find a quarterback. Thanks to the ineptitude of the Houston Texans, the Patriots have a chance to right the ship.
In 2020, we discovered that Cam Newton isn’t good enough to lead a team to the playoffs. Although he is an incredible athlete, his throwing ability leaves a lot to be desired.
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Newton threw for 2,657 yards, but had just eight touchdowns and threw 10 interceptions.
When Newton was signed it was thought he could open the passing game with his deep ball skills, but that was never a big part of the offense in 2020.
There is also the case of Jarrett stidham. During the offseason he received all the hype and some expected him to win the starting position. Then everything fell apart for Stidham. It looks like Stidham will be the absolute last option at QB.
So where will New England look for a new man below the center? Well, the easiest option would be the draft. With the selection of the Patriots at 15, there’s a chance New England could come up and get a Justin fields or Zach wilson type reader.
In addition, the Patriots could acquire NFL-level talent. Carson Wentz will likely be moved in the offseason and Dak Prescott and Jimmy Garoppolo could be on the move as well.
From now on, the transport for Watson would be immense. He’s one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL today.
2020 was the best season for Watson career. He pitched for 4,823 yards, 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.
On top of that, Watson is superb at dodging rushers and can gain a few yards on the ground. With the Patriots likely seeing some key members of the offensive line leave, the new QB will be under a lot of pressure in the pocket.
If the Patriots were to acquire Watson, they would instantly become contenders. They wouldn’t need to undergo a massive rebuild like they would if they wrote a QB this year. Watson is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL today.
Watson is worth any price. It’ll cost a ton of draft picks, but then again, the Texans are notorious for making poor trades.
So if Bill Belichick wants to win another Super Bowl before he retires, he has to go out and look for Watson.