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Deshaun Watson will NOT be on the Seahawks
Watson and five more QBs scratched off Seattle's potential Russ replacements
On Friday, I wrote why the Seahawks should avoid trading for Deshaun Watson at any cost, and even though not a single one of my reasons was related to whether or not the Texans’ quarterback is guilty of the sexual assault allegations against him, I received many responses criticizing me for ruling him out because of his 22 pending civil cases.
No matter, Watson will not be traded to the Seattle Seahawks and we can all thank the Seahawks for that. Or Watson. Or both. It’s not entirely clear, but Dianna Russini has ruled out Seattle and reports indicate that Watson is meeting with the Panthers and Saints in Houston on Monday evening.
Texans reporter John McClain wrote on Monday: “Watson may have rejected the Seahawks because he doesn’t want to play in the Pacific Northwest,” but it is not clear whether or not McClain is explicitly stating that the Seahawks were absolutely a team rejected by Watson. In any case, it seems we can set aside Deshaun Watson and focus on the much more realistic quarterback options that Seattle is considering in trade (read my comprehensive list of options) and free agent (comprehensive list) routes.
Five more names you can eliminate: Colt McCoy (Cardinals), Mitchell Trubisky (Saints), Teddy Bridgewater (Dolphins), Brian Hoyer (Patriots), Tim Boyle (Lions)
And as has been my mission from day one—to please get people to stop giving credence to rumors—I will remind you of THIS report that is a whopping two days old and completely forgotten:
In more news, the Seahawks re-signed Will Dissly to a three-year, $24 million contract. It’s almost exactly the same deal that I projected for Gerald Everett, I just chose the wrong tight end for Seattle to retain. I would’ve guessed it was Dissly initially but changed my mind based on Everett’s playing time to end the season and the Seahawks’ offensive success at that time. However, I endorse Dissly as a good signing, even if it may be hard for fans to comprehend how he can make that much money per year without even being a “500-yard” receiver.
Playing tight end is arguably the second-hardest position in the NFL, after quarterback.
Who do you want the Seahawks to acquire at quarterback now that we can eliminate Watson and five more names?