Colts: Ranking the likelihood of Indy landing these QBs after Philip Rivers’ retirement
2. Deshaun Watson
It feels like a matter of time until Deshaun Watson demands a trade.
The ongoing saga between Deshaun Watson and the Texans has been the talk of the NFL of late, as the team has seemingly done everything imaginable to isolate him despite the fact that he’s a top-five player at his position and the only reason they’ve been relevant the last couple of seasons.
According to well-informed insiders, there’s growing belief within league circles that Watson has played his last snap for Houston, meaning that he’ll waive his no-trade clause in the near future and agree to be dealt to a team that makes Houston the most compelling offer.
Assuming that happens, Watson will have plenty of teams vying for his services, so Indy better come correct if they enter the sweepstakes. A player of the 25-year-old’s caliber would open their championship window for the foreseeable future and they certainly have the draft capital and assets to make a trade work. He’ll come at an expensive price, but you simply have to throw caution to the wind when somebody of his talent becomes available.
Being that the Colts will have to fend off several teams — like the Dolphins, who is reportedly views as one of the QB’s preferred destinations — we simply couldn’t find it within ourselves to say they have the best chance at landing Watson.