Everyone knows that to pry the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans will require a huge trade offer.
If the 49ers will be the team that landed on Watson, general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan realized that they would have to give up a lot of energy to complete the deal.
The question is, how many assets are they willing to give up? Drafting is one thing, but breaking up with young stars will be a daunting task.
Peter King, an NFL analyst at NBC Sports, made the offer. He believes that every team that needs a quarterback should show it to the Texans, and the game package he has 49 people sent to Houston is really puzzling.
King wrote in the latest “American Football Morning”
“Seven to one. [Jimmy] Gary Polo, guard Fred Warner (Fred Warner) is indeed hurt, his first round pick in 2021 (ranked 12th overall) and Mike McGlinchey in 2022 (Mike McGlinchey) During the game, as well as the second-round pick in 2021 and Watson’s third-round pick in 2022. “The Ninier has to pay a lot; of all the deals I propose, Warner will be the most coveted deal in my book. But he is here because he is entering the final year of his rookie contract. And want a new contract. (McGlinchey’s position is exactly the same.) Houston can see them as the cornerstone of reconstruction.”
so many. The three players are the current starters on the 49ers list, plus four draft picks, including the top two in their draft this year.
But this may make sense. If Lynch and Shanahan think they will not be able to re-sign Warner and/or McGlinchey in free agency, then the wise choice is to use them to get the quarterback they want.
Just last week, King wrote that Texas boss Cal McNair and first-year general manager Nick Caserio should not trade Watson, “unless I have a good four. Shooting guard, plus three high first-round picks or Sam Danold style picks and four in return.”
If the 7-to-1 price is too high for Lynch and Shanahan, King proposed a three-team deal involving the 49ers, Texans and Minnesota Vikings. In this case, the 49ers will eventually choose Kirk Cousins instead of Watson. All they need is Garoppolo and this year’s first-round pick.
King wrote: “The Vikings sent quarterback Kirk Cousins to San Francisco.” “Of course Niger will give up Gallopolo, and if he gives up his no-deal, he will send him to Houston. The Texan Will send Watson to Minnesota. In return: Niger will send the 2021 first-round pick (ranked 12th overall) to Houston, (therefore, San Francisco will trade Garoppolo and one to Houston and let Cousins’ contract return (Two years left). The Vikings will send guard Anthony Barr and defeat Alexander Mattison and his first-round pick in 2021 (14th overall) and 2023, as well as the second-round picks in 2022 and 2023. In exchange for Watson. Houston’s salary is: Gallopolo, twice this year, once in 2023, and two second-round picks.”
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In terms of giving up assets, the 49ers-Texans-Vikings proposal is more palatable. But has Cousins upgraded Garoppolo big enough to have a real impact on San Francisco? Most people will say no, but this is controversial.
Watson is the trophy and quarterback the 49ers need, not Cousins. Watson’s cost will be high. Again, everyone knows. Kim’s proposal is huge. But this is the price of doing business to get one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL.
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