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Offer: QB Jalen Hurts, DT Milton Williams, 2022 first-round pick (conditional from Colts), 2022 and 2023 first-round picks
The team with the most rumored interest in Watson from across the league is the Eagles. Unsettled at quarterback currently, the Eagles can make a big splash with the impressive assets they received from the Colts for Carson Wentz. Going from Wentz and Jalen Hurts to Watson would fast-track their efforts to win the open NFC East, but it wouldn’t make them an instant Super Bowl contender.
Though the Eagles lack some of the allure of other teams on the list due to their young offensive playmaking corps, they have more flexibility than their competition. Watson’s $40 million salary won’t inhibit their future moves nearly as much. However, this is also because the Eagles lack proven great playmakers on offense and are relying on players under 24 years old.
The Texans can give Hurts a trial run in 2021 before deciding their plan at the position, and would have several strong picks to rebuild with. Watson would have more attractive landing spots than the Eagles, though, who also have a first-year head-coach on top of the unproven surrounding offensive cast. He may flex his no-trade clause if other options present themselves as better options to win in.