Rumor: Eagles no longer frontrunners for Deshaun Watson
It looks like the Eagles are finally settled on Jalen Hurts being their franchise quarterback of the future. Earlier today, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports and Mike Florio reported that the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers are currently the frontrunners to land Deshaun Watson.
Florio also said a trade could occur in the coming days. Houston was in talks with the Eagles alongside a few other teams like the Denver Broncos, but the price was too high.
The Texans reportedly want three first-round picks and two second-rounders in exchange for the standout QB. Alongside the high price, it was also said that Watson’s no-trade clause also played a role in where he’d land. Robinson didn’t specify if that was why Philly isn’t in the lead, but it could’ve been a factor.
Watson is in the midst of an investigation by the NFL and the FBI, with teams who were interested wanting to instill protections based on the results from these investigations. There is no need for the Eagles to place themselves in these conversations, especially with the locker room fully behind Jalen Hurts going into the season. Howie Roseman did make a move for a QB earlier today, acquiring Gardner Minshew for pennies from Jacksonville.
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