4. Big calls on 5 big NFL quarterback situations
The five biggest NFL quarterback questions and predicted answers outside of the NFL Draft options (that’s Part 2 of this).
Deshaun Watson will stay a Houston Texan
The price tag is astronomical. Watson is obviously amazing, and several teams will try to make it work, but it’ll take a few first round picks, maybe a few second rounders, a serviceable defensive player or three, and a pony to get him. The Texans will smooth it over with their star – it’ll just take a while.
New England will try to make it work for Watson
Or Jimmy Garoppolo. Cam Newton will be the backup plan, but it’ll be time to go splashy and turn this whole thing around now. Lost in New England’s bad season was that the team really was okay considering there wasn’t a passing game.
Carson Wentz will be a Chicago Bear
Chicago can’t afford what it’ll take to get Deshaun Watson – it doesn’t have the draft capital. Wentz needs a fresh start and a team that he can make his, and the Bears will be it.
Dak Prescott will go back to Dallas, redux
(Note: this is the exact same blurb written in last year’s exact same piece because it still works.)
Where else is he going to go? He’s a good talent who could start for several teams, but who’s going to put up the big dough in this market for him? He’ll stay a Cowboy.
That leads into …
Not as many quarterbacks will be ditched as you might think
Because this is such a massive draft for quarterbacks, the market is going to dry up quickly once Chicago figures out its direction.
Think about it. Who’s going to want to give away much of anything for Sam Darnold, Matt Ryan, Kirk Cousins or Derek Carr when there’s the hope of getting a game-changing – and cheap – quarterback in the draft?
Who actually MUST get a new starting quarterback this offseason?