For the Denver Broncos, the name of Deshaun Watson has been tossed around quite a bit this offseason.
Most of that has come from fans and media personalities, but ever since the star quarterback went public with his plan to be traded from the Houston Texans, teams around the league with a need for a quarterback have been mentioned as a potential landing spot.
The Broncos were at the top of that list for many, but that idea seems to be calming down.
Other teams such as the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers and most recently, Chicago Bears, seem to be more likely landing spots. In the case of the Bears, recent reports indicate that the team is ready to go all out for Watson.
Of course, anything is still possible and the Broncos could still end up making a move for the Texans passer. It’s also entirely possible that Houston stands pat and refuses to trade Watson.
What is most likely is that there will be a team ready to pony up several draft picks and one or two of its best players for the chance to land the 25-year old Watson, but as I have discussed before, general manager George Paton should consider that price to be too rich for his blood.
There will be fans inside Broncos Country who completely disagree with that notion and will want to see the Broncos give up whatever they need to in order to replace Drew Lock with Watson. However, at least in terms of the word making the rounds, the Broncos don’t seem to be as connected to Watson as they once were.
What do you think will happen?
Does a trade between Denver and Houston for Watson still take place? If so, what kind of compensation should the Broncos send in return?
Or is a potential deal between these teams an afterthought at this point? Are the Broncos going to move forward with Lock at quarterback?
Only time will tell.