The Philadelphia Eagles remain the betting favorites to land Deshaun Watson in a trade. They are also the hot pick by numerous plugged-in national reporters to pull the trigger on a blockbuster deal for the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback.
The latest tidbit comes from NBC Sports’ Peter King who called Watson “the most logical target” for the Eagles in his most recent “Football Morning in America” column. This echoes what ESPN’s Adam Schefter and SportsRadio 94WIP’s Howard Eskin have reported in recent weeks as the trade rumors continue to swirl around the embattled Houston Texans’ star. King wrote the following on Monday:
Philadelphia’s the most logical target — and I’d argue that acquiring their next quarterback would be smarter next March than it is now. Maybe Jalen Hurts has a stunningly great year and the Eagles think they’ve got their quarterback of the future. Maybe the Eagles will be in position with three first-round picks to sit and take their next quarterback in the draft or trade up for him.