3 young players the Saints might have to trade for Deshaun Watson

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The New Orleans Saints are one of the final teams vying for Deshaun Watson’s services. If he picks NOLA and the Texans ship him to the Big Easy, who are some young players that could be sent to the Lone Star state? 

The other day we covered four potential players the New Orleans Saints might have to part ways with in a Deshaun Watson trade. These were players under contract past 2022 who the Texans would know could come into their building and make a serious impact.

Another likely instance for the Saints though is that they’ll have to send at least one young player packing to get Watson. Just look at what the Broncos gave up to get Russell Wilson, most notably a young, promising tight end along with five total draft picks. The Saints could be forced to send similar compensation to Houston.

If the Saints have to send a young star to Houston, who might be on the chopping block?

3. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson

Any of these names leaving the Big Easy would be devastating but Chauncey Gardner-Johnson not being in the secondary this year would be a tough pill to swallow. The former fourth-round pick has thrived in New Orleans and became an even bigger fan favorite this past season when he talked crap to Tom Brady.

Gardner-Johnson could be someone the Texans want on their team though. He’s a 24-year-old versatile defensive back who had three picks last year and puts in the work for his squad.

If the Texans want a young stud in this trade, Gardner-Johnson might be on the table.