It looks like we have a new team entering the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Atlanta Falcons have emerged as a team interested in trading for Houston Texans QB, Deshaun Watson.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank is fond of Deshaun Watson from the days when the former Gainesville (Ga) High quarterback worked multiple years as a Falcons’ ball boy and developed a relationship with Blank's family. https://t.co/EypxrnF9ma— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2022
Clearly, Tom Brady is having an impact on the Deshaun Watson trade market, with every team in the NFC South, outside of Tampa, interested in trading for Watson. According to Schefter's tweet, some of the interest in Watson stems from the fondness Falcons owner Arthur Blank has for Watson.
Either way, this is good news for Texans fans. The more teams interested in Watson, the better. The Falcons have the No.8 overall pick in this year's draft and two second round picks. The extra second round pick came from the Titans as part of the Julio Jones trade.
Atlanta Falcons are set to meet with Deshaun Watson on Wednesday, according to a league source. Falcons granted permission to talk with Pro Bowl quarterback and make their sales pitch. Browns are in Houston today to meet with Watson after previous Panthers and Saints meetings
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 15, 2022
Aaron Wilson is now reporting that the Falcons will meet with Deshaun Watson on Wednesday to make their pitch.