While the Deshaun Watson Tour is currently underway, with plans to stop by the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints — and the Cleveland Browns traveling to Houston to meet with the quarterback — the Falcons are now on the list of teams that have, or want to, meet with Watson.
“All options are open, but it’s not going to be easy,” a Falcons source said to ESPN regarding a potential Watson trade. The outlet reports another source described the Falcons as a “long shot” to land the 26-year-old QB, but said the team still has not met with him and could have the opportunity to persuade Watson in person.
While a grand jury chose not to indict Watson on a single criminal charge related to allegations of sexual misconduct, he still faces 22 civil lawsuits and the league’s investigation.
While the QB has denied any wrongdoing from the beginning — and requested a trade from the team before a single civil lawsuit was filed — the lawsuits and investigation could impact his trade value. It is also too soon to say whether the NFL will suspend him for any amount of time.
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