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John Mara refusing to trade for Deshaun Watson for the Giants (Video)

Written by Doug Rush

John Mara refusing to trade for Deshaun Watson for the Giants (Video)

At Joe Schoen’s introduction as the New York Giants general manager, Deshaun Watson’s name came up.

The media asked Giants co-owner John Mara if the Giants were considering trading for Watson. He was emphatic on his decision, which was a resounding no.

Mara cited the two main issues with Watson. The first being his salary and how they can’t afford to take on his $35 million a year salary.

The second, and probably the most important as to why Watson hasn’t played since the end of the 2020 season; the 22 counts of sexual misconduct against him.

The Giants, at least for the time being, remain committed to Daniel Jones as their starting quarterback for the 2022 season.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.