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Add Broncos To List Of Teams Expected To Pursue Deshaun Watson

For the Denver Broncos, the most important position on the field has been a fairly big question mark for five years, ever since Peyton Manning decided to retire in 2016. One way to solve the revolving QB door is with a talent such as Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson.

So it’s only natural that the Broncos have an interest in Watson. And according to Troy Renck of Denver7, the Broncos will indeed pursue a trade for Watson, should the Texans make him available.

Right now, that has not been the case. Instead, the Texans have clung to the idea of keeping Watson, despite reports that Watson has made it clear he wants to be dealt.

As an added bonus for the Broncos, Watson is said to share their interest in joining forces.

It should be noted that the Broncos already have a starting quarterback, Drew Lock. Whether they are actually sold on Lock as the QB of the future is another matter entirely. Last year, they finished with a dismal 5-11 record.

“Lock has handled noise well, working out, focused on having a great offseason,” Renck tweeted. “He understands he has to get better to keep/win job.”

Meanwhile, Watson is the type of talent who could easily become the face of a franchise.

Reports suggest Watson will cost at least three first-round draft picks and two defensive starters, should the Texans decide to consider him. And they just might, especially if Watson goes public with a trade request.

If that happens, you can go ahead and add the Broncos to the Watson sweepstakes.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at Hoopswire.com, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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  1. Watson is a top 4-5 QB in the league on a team of bums both on offense and defense. Owners, front office and coaching has been horrific. And he still won the crappy division several yrs in a row until this year with NO teammates. Houston has now given away Hopkins, Clowney and now Watt for NOTHING in return. No wonder Watson and greatly diminished Watt want to haul ass. Those critiquing Watson’s play this year when he had the 2nd best QB rating in the league with NO blocking and NO receivers know jack crap about NFL football.

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