Here’s the first trade, and it’s a deal that would force the Saints to make more drastic cap-saving moves. However, it’s also a deal that assumes the team is able to retain star defensive end Trey Hendrickson.
Hendrickson was among the top-ten sack leaders in the NFL, and he had a breakout campaign in his fourth season in the league. He’s worth paying, but with Davenport’s chance at success slipping away, he may be worth sending to a team in the rebuilding phase.
That said, two first-round picks seem to be an easy price to pay for Watson, one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Now, if we’re being honest, this bundle probably wouldn’t be enough for Watson.
With 33 touchdowns and a league-high 4,823 passing yards, Watson took his game to the next level in 2020, and he’s continuing to thrive even if the Texans were only able to get four wins. He’s worth the picks.
This seems like a trade that would be magical for the Saints if they can pull it off considering the cap space, but it’s an unlikely one given what the Texans would return.