ESPN suggests how the Vikings can trade for Texans QB Deshaun Watson

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Jack White, Vikings Wire
·1 min read
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

With the team already locked into their quarterback situation, the Vikings do not seem like the odds-on favorites to land Deshaun Watson in a trade with a Texans.

That said, it can still be possible. ESPN’s Bill Barnwell suggested that Minnesota could land Watson in a three-way trade. Here’s how:

“Vikings send: 14th and 90th overall picks in 2021, 2022 first-round pick, 2023 first-round pick (to Texans), QB Kirk Cousins (to Patriots)

Texans send: 2023 fourth-round pick, QB Deshaun Watson (to Vikings)

Patriots send: 2022 fifth-round pick, 2023 fifth-round pick, QB Jarrett Stidham (to Texans)”

I’m not sure the Texans would do that trade, considering the team doesn’t get back a known quantity. However, if this deal was ever on the table, the Vikings should do it. Cousins is a fine quarterback, but he’s not elite, while Watson is already a top-tier QB in the league. For the Vikings, this trade would put the offense over the top.