The latest on Deshaun Watson from the 6pm SportsCenter: pic.twitter.com/verP62dM2C
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2022
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the market for a quarterback, Watson is in the market for a new team and a fresh start. As reported earlier this offseason, the Buccaneers are one of many teams interested in trading for Watson.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2022
As NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport stated the Buccaneers are one of several teams interested in Watson. The word several in this case could be upwards of six different NFL teams. Watson has a no-trade clause so he’ll be able to have final say. That may help the Buccaneers if they are in fact interested.
Bucs' Bruce Arians on elite QBs not being as available as reported: "I like about eight of them, but they're all playing for somebody else. I don't see guys giving up quarterbacks unless they've got a really good 2 sitting on their bench, because this draft is a little thin."
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) March 1, 2022
Back on March 7th Ian Rapoport stated the Bucs would take a “big swing” at a veteran quarterback.
“I would expect them to be looking around and taking a big swing elsewhere, like Deshaun Watson,” Rapoport stated. “So I would kind of keep an eye on that as well.”
Watson still has some civil litigation in regards to the aforementioned allegations that will impact him financially. The NFL could still very well suspend Watson under the “Personal Conduct Policy”. Similar to what happened with former Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston.
Yes, But At What Cost?
The Buccaneers could definitely stay in contention with Watson at the helm, but at what cost? His contract isn’t small but manageable. If the Bucs truly think he can keep them in contention for another Super Bowl then I say let’s do it, if the price is right.
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More from Rapoport
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2022
.@SethCPayne explains why Byron Leftwich could play a major role in the Buccaneers potentially acquiring Deshaun Watson.
— CBS Sports Radio (@CBSSportsRadio) March 12, 2022
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