There is some huge news surrounding the Atlanta Falcons that has just been reported. Amid all the talk about Matt Ryan being here this year, there is a report that Atlanta could be in on acquiring Deshaun Watson.
This is huge as it would be a massive move for the Falcons front office and one that Watson would likely waive his no-trade clause for.
Adam Schefter reports the Falcons could acquire Deshaun Watson
This big news about the Atlanta Falcons has been reported by one of the most reliable NFL reporters out there, Adam Schefter of ESPN, who reports that the Falcons could be a “sleeper” team to end up with Deshaun Watson.
This would be a huge move by Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith, potentially one that could put Atlanta right back into the playoff race.
Not only would they acquire one of the best quarterbacks in the entire league, but they would also keep him from going to a division rival, as it seems as though the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints have been the favorites to land Watson.
Deshaun Watson has a “no-trade clause” in his current contract that allows him to decline a trade to any team he does not want to go to, if the Falcons were to offer a deal to the Texans, it would be highly likely that Watson would be willing to go to Atlanta as he is from the area and even was one of the Falcons ball boys in high school.
Watson would be able to cover up for a lot of deficiencies among the Falcons offense, as his ability to scramble and make plays is on an elite level. He was able to take one of the worst offensive lines in Houston into the playoffs.
He would bring an added element to the Falcons offense that Matt Ryan simply can not give them.