Everybody realizes it will take an immense exchange offer to pry three-time Pro Bowl quarterback Deshaun Watson away from the Houston Texans.
In the event that the 49ers will be the group to land Watson, senior supervisor John Lynch and mentor Kyle Shanahan know they must surrender a ton to complete the arrangement.
The inquiry is, what number of resources would they be able to stomach surrendering? Draft picks are a certain something, however leaving behind a youthful star would be an intense pill to swallow.
NFL examiner Peter King stirred up offers he accepts each group needing a quarterback should present to the Texans, and the bundle he has the 49ers shipping off Houston is a whopper.
This is what King wrote in his most recent Football Morning in America segment:
“Seven-for-1. [Jimmy] Garoppolo, linebacker Fred Warner (that really hurts), tackle Mike McGlinchey, first-round picks in 2021 (12th overall) and 2022, plus a second-round pick in 2021 and third-round pick in 2022 for Watson,” King wrote. “It’s a lot for the Niners to pay; of all the players in all the deals I’m proposing, Warner would be the most coveted one in my book. But he’s here because he is entering the final year of his rookie contract and would want a new deal. (McGlinchey is in exact same position, too.) Houston could view them as cornerstones for the rebuild.”
That is a ton. Three players, all starters on the current 49ers program, in addition to four draft picks, remembering their main two picks for the current year’s draft.
Be that as it may, it could bode well. In the event that Lynch and Shanahan accepts they will not have the option to re-sign Warner and additionally McGlinchey in free office, at that point it is astute to utilize them to get the quarterback they need.
Simply a week ago, King composed that Texans proprietor Cal McNair and first-year GM Nick Caserio shouldn’t exchange Watson “until I got a very good to great quarterback plus either three high first-round picks or a Sam Darnold-type plus four ones in return.”
On the off chance that that seven-for-one cost is excessively steep for Lynch and Shanahan, King proposed a three-group exchange including the 49ers, Texans and Minnesota Vikings. In this situation, the 49ers would wind up with Kirk Cousins, not Watson. All they would need to leave behind is Garoppolo and the current year’s first-round pick.
“The Vikings send quarterback Kirk Cousins to San Francisco,” King wrote. “The Niners send Garoppolo to Houston, if, of course, he’d waive his no-trade. The Texans send Watson to Minnesota. In return: the Niners send their first-round pick in 2021 (12th overall) to Houston, and they’re out. (So San Francisco would be trading Garoppolo and a one to Houston and getting Cousins with two years left on his contract.) The Vikings would send linebacker Anthony Barr and running back Alexander Mattison plus their first-round picks in 2021 (14th overall) and 2023, and second-round picks in 2022 and 2023 in exchange for Watson. Houston’s haul: Garoppolo, two ones this year, a one in 2023, and two second-round picks.”