If the New York Giants are to enter the Deshaun Watson Sweepstakes, they must be willing to make the Texans an offer they cannot refuse.
Deshaun Watson wants a deal from Houston. The New York Giants need a spark to get their franchise back into competition.
Could a blockbuster deal become a reality?
Speculation is rife, particularly with Houston-based reporter John McClain who wrote the Texans asking price on Twitter on Sunday. They want two picks for the first round, two picks for the second round, and two young defensive starters.
GMenHQ’s Matt Lombardo proposed an opening offer to satisfy the needs of Texans. These include Daniel Jones, Jabrill Peppers, Lorenzo Carter, first-round picks for 2021 and 2022, and second-round picks for 2021 and 2023.
The giants have to be big to even think of Deshaun Watson
That’s an impressive stretch to offer Houston, even if it brought an elite quarterback to New York.
Unlike the Stafford-for-Goff-et-al deal, there was no discussion about whether or not the quarterback upgrade was big enough. Even if you like Jones’ head, he’s not in the same stratosphere as Watson.
Paprika had a solid 2020 and would have clear commercial value, but Carter has an Achilles injury.
It’s a good offer, but is it a “godparent” offer, that is, an offer that you cannot refuse?
It is certainly not Dan Orlovsky’s idea to send Saquon Barkley and three top notch to Houston.
That just seems insane, even if Watson is a game changer at quarterback.
It doesn’t have to be Barkley, but the team that ultimately brings in Watson will have to make some huge sacrifices to get the quarterback they want.
If New York wants him, they undeniably have to show it, as they can’t offer the same draft picks as the New York Jets or the Miami Dolphins. The Giants rank 11th in 2021, while the Jets rank second and Miami rank third.