Deshaun Watson’s latest tweet should light Patriots fans on fire
By Adam Weinrib
Deshaun Watson is angry, and the Patriots should be on lines one, two, and three.
All the Patriots need is an opening and several prayers this offseason when it comes to Deshaun Watson, along with the willingness to surrender any and every future asset, James Harden trade-style.
Step one? Complete.
Rumors of Watson’s anger have emerged in recent weeks, though that level of public frustration can occasionally be overblown. We have to say, though, that every bit of data we’ve gotten recently backs up the idea that the all-pro quarterback is supremely upset with Houston’s decisions being dictated solely by Jack Easterby, former Patriots character coach and current man in charge of every personnel decision (?!) in H-Town.
On Friday, we heard from the man himself, and yeah…he’s still angry with his current situation.
In case you’re left wondering what exactly Watson has recently escalated from a two to a 10, allow us to direct you towards Adam Schefter’s reporting from this past week on the QB’s mindset.
If you’re a Patriots fan, you won’t be disappointed.
Confirmed! Watson *wanted* us to think these were all Future lyrics, but this is too specific to be a coincidence.
Don’t freak out, don’t freak out…
The baseline for a Watson trade would be extremely unpalatable, yes, but so would existing for the next decade without a franchise-type quarterback, something modern Patriots fans have never experienced. Be honest, what would you rather do: trade several first-rounders for Watson, or draft Mac Jones in the middle of the first round and wing it?
Plus, with Nick Caserio already installed as a sleeper agent in Houston, this process just gets easier and easier to facilitate.
Somehow, the much-maligned Easterby is winning both the battle and the war in Houston, seemingly taking control of the front office and diminishing Andre Johnson’s impact on the franchise moving forward.
This won’t end well.
Change is hard.
So is keeping hold of a top-level quarterback who has no interest in being part of a mediocre team run by a crazy person moving forward.
If Watson’s going to be this angry, the Texans have to shop him. And if the Texans have to shop him, the Patriots have to make sure they’re in the same conversations the Dolphins are having.