NFL Rumors: Saints and Falcons considered the favorites for Deshaun Watson

Written by Doug Rush

Four teams have met with Deshaun Watson. Four teams have submitted trade proposals to the Houston Texans.

However it seems that two teams have the upper hand for Watson: the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.

Saints head coach Dennis Allen has been pushing the team to make the deal for Watson, as they don’t have a set quarterback with Jameis Winston a free agent and Taysom Hill considered a gadget player over an actual quarterback.

The Saints have been trying to clear out cap space this past week and have been able to do so with restructuring contracts and converting salaries into roster bonuses in order to fit Watson’s contract.

Meanwhile, if Atlanta does acquire Watson, they’d have to likely trade Matt Ryan, which would be easy to do since teams need quarterbacks;

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.