The face of the franchise
By trading Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks were able to acquire two firsts and two seconds along with a fifth-round pick and three players. Enough draft capital to potentially flip it for another quarterback who can help them compete right now. While I think it is more reasonable for the Seahawks to do their best to draft Malik Willis with the 9th overall pick, I wouldn’t be the least surprised if they tried to trade for Deshaun Watson.
This Friday, March 11, Deshaun Watson will make headway toward resolving his legal matters as a grand jury will hear evidence regarding his case. Over the last couple of days, his name has been linked to the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ever since Russell Wilson was traded, the Seattle Seahawks have now joined the sweepstakes.
It makes sense as to why. Obviously, the legal problems are a major cause for concern. But, for the Seahawks, it wouldn’t make sense for them to move off Wilson only to start Drew Lock with an aging coach. With the draft serving as a viable option, I think 12s need to become more accepting of Deshaun Watson being a Seahawk. Pete Carroll has a history of taking on guys who have baggage.
Let’s not forget — outside of the legal issues — Watson is a tremendous football player. At every level, he has proven he can shine in the biggest moments. At Clemson, he led his team on a game-winning drive in the National Championship.
With the Houston Texans, he was able to make two playoff appearances with an average roster. Not to mention the weapons he will have in Seattle: D.K. Metcalf, maybe Tyler Lockett, Dee Eskridge and Noah Fant. I am not saying I’m 100 percent on board with this, but it is certainly one of the better options for this team moving forward.