Deshaun Watson won’t be joining the New Orleans Saints. Heck, he won’t even be joining the NFC South. Watson finally made his decision and is choosing to join the Cleveland Browns.
Adam Schefter broke the news on Friday afternoon.
This is not something anyone anticipated happening, as it appeared that it was down to the Saints and the Falcons.
Deshaun Watson won’t join the Saints or the NFC South
Fans were torn between wanting Watson and not wanting the publicity nightmare that surrounds him. Now, fortunately, they won’t have to deal with that. The problem, however, is that they waited so long to see what decision he’d make that now finding a quarterback for the 2022 season could be quite difficult.
Perhaps they make a run for Baker Mayfield now that Watson is taking the former No. 1 overall pick’s job or maybe they go with the “safe route” and re-sign Jameis Winston.
No matter what happens, the Saints won’t have Watson as their quarterback. While some might have felt that New Orleans was staying in the running to increase the price for the Falcons, now neither team will have him and the Falcons might have irritated Matt Ryan in the process.
This is a shocking turn of events but at the end of the day, Saints fans might be breathing a sigh of relief now that Watson isn’t coming to New Orleans or the rest of the division.
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What do you think, Saints fans? Are you upset that Watson didn’t pick New Orleans? Or are you relieved that the team won’t have to deal with that PR nightmare?