Wow, has it been a crazy week, who knew a week ago that we would be in the middle of a two-team race for one of the best quarterbacks the NFL has to offer, yet here we are.
As the Browns and Panthers have been notified that they are out of the running for Deshaun Watson, that seemingly means it is down to two bitter rivals—the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints.
It seems as if Deshaun Watson has already picked the Atlanta Falcons
This is obviously huge news as it appears like Deshaun Watson will be making his way from the Houston Texans to the Atlanta Falcons.
Watson is one of the top players at the most important position, so if this is indeed true, this will set the Falcons up for the next decade or longer as Watson is only 26 years old.
These rumors come from many different places on Twitter, you do not have to search for long to find the few people who have announced that Deshaun Watson seems to be an Atlanta Falcon.
The Falcons have pushed back Matt Ryan’s roster bonus until Monday, which would make sense in regards to Watson having already made his decision. It signals toward the fact that the Falcons need a little more time to settle everything, especially figuring out where Matt Ryan will land.
It is an extremely complicated situation because the Falcons do not want to announce or lead that Deshaun Watson is their new quarterback until they have a deal in place for shipping Matt Ryan elsewhere because then they would lose leverage in the trade.
Not to mention, they have to get enough cap space to acquire Watson and they are probably also adjusting his contract for when he arrives via trade.
It is an exciting time for Atlanta Falcon fans, as signs point towards them acquiring an extremely talented quarterback.
However there is a disclaimer, this is not yet officially confirmed so do not get your hopes too high.