ESPN puts out conflicting reports on Eagles’ interest in Deshaun Watson over last 24 hours
Yesterday, Deshaun Watson was cleared of any criminal charges on his laundry list pending allegations that kept him from playing football all of last season. From there, Watson returned to headlines as everyone has started to speculate whether or not he will be traded from the Houston Texans this offseason.
Even with all of the trade rumors surrounding Watson and the Philadelphia Eagles, the same story has held true over the last several months. Howie Roseman wanted Watson, but he refused to waive his no-trade clause to be moved to the Eagles.
Over the last 24 hours, ESPN has now put out conflicting reports on the Eagles’ interest in Watson. According to David Newton, the Eagles are expected to show interest, while Kimberley Martin said their interest has cooled.
Meanwhile, Ian Rapoport said this morning that the Eagles are one of several teams expected to show extreme interest in landing Deshaun Watson.
This is like Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst battling over James Harden rumors all over again.
With the 22 accusations against him, Watson is the least liked player in football right now, and swapping out Jalen Hurts for him could be a poison pill in the locker room and a fan base that supports Jalen Hurts at the very least, for one more season in midnight green.
Houston’s asking price is currently three first-round picks, and it’s hard to see anyone match that after the Russell Wilson trade. Watson has said he is re-evaluating the no-trade clause list and wants a team with a good head coach, offensive line, and defense.
The Panthers and Seahawks have been the consensus top teams across the thousands of reports over the last day, with Philly in the second-tier with teams like the Saints, Buccaneers, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Houston seems to be moving quickly, so any deal could be made in the coming days ahead of the new league year on Wednesday.
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