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.