2021 NFL Draft: Huge QB trades in pre-Super Bowl mock draft

How do the top 2021 NFL Draft quarterbacks fall in this 2021 NFL mock draft?
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Deshaun Watson, 2021 NFL Draft
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson, Jets trade target 2021 NFL Draft? Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

2021 NFL Draft: 2nd pick


At this point, there are really two (maybe three) logical places for Deshaun Watson to spend the 2021 season and beyond. The Houston Texans have not yet made Watson available, but at this point, Watson’s demands have made it feel like that is only a matter of time.

If the Texans finally concede and tell Watson they are willing to trade him, Watson has a no-trade clause and would essentially get to pick his destination. But how bad does he just want to get out of Houston?

Watson may not be able to be super picky about his destination and the Jets have the ability to create a trade package that might actually get Houston on board for making a move. Recent rumors indicate Houston would be seeking multiple first-round picks, multiple second-round picks, and multiple defensive starters to even get the conversation going.

If the trade proposed here is even just a baseline, I think this would entice Houston.

Before we go any further, let’s make the second pick which — in this scenario — belongs to the Houston Texans.

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The Texans get their choice of quarterbacks behind Trevor Lawrence in this draft class. They get a star defensive player in Quinnen Williams. They get additional draft capital which the Jets have more of than any other team in the Watson sweepstakes.

This is a steep price to pay for a player but 25-year old quarterbacks who are legitimate MVP candidates (with a full contract and guaranteed money already on the books) don’t hit the trade block on an annual basis.

The closest comparison might be Jay Cutler being traded by the Denver Broncos to the Chicago Bears in 2009 for two first-round picks, a third-round pick, and quarterback Kyle Orton.

Any Deshaun Watson would be (and should be) an unprecedented return.