Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is displeased and the people in charge seem clueless as to what to do about.
Hall-of-Famer Steve Young - speaking 49ers-centrically, maybe - has a trade solution.
The Niners legend termed Watson, 25 and a perennial Pro Bowler, a “generational quarterback'' worth two first-rounders in trade.
“I would give two first-round picks for generational quarterbacks — these are potential Hall of Famers,” Young said on the Tolbert, Krueger & Brooks show. “Who are the generational quarterbacks playing right now? Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, probably Josh Allen. Like, young guys. ...''
Young later suggested that maybe three first-rounders would be the right price for Watson, disillusioned in Houston thanks to the bungling of the Jack Easterby-led front office.
It is truly stunning that it has come to this ... a rumor has become fact, and credible football people are actually discussing the concept of the Texans - who should be well-aware that the term "generational quarterbacks'' means that once a team has one, it simply should not forfeit its circumstances - doing the unthinkable.
“He is, no joke, one of the best quarterbacks in the league,” Young said. “… He is poised to be one of the generational greats, and he’s already proven that he can handle it. … To me, Deshaun Watson is like, ‘Wow. I want that.’
So will many, many NFL teams. ... with a price tag that is truly difficult to fathom simply because the idea of a team having a player and person like Deshaun Watson, and then so badly botching its relationship with him is so unusually disturbing.
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