CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 13: Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) looks on in action during a game between the Chicago Bears and the Houston Texans on December 13, 2020, at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL.
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Joe Douglas and the New York Jets remain the betting favorites to land disgruntled Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

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The New York Jets remain the betting favorites to land disgruntled Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

What everybody already knew became official Thursday morning. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Watson officially asked to be traded weeks ago, but it didn’t come to light until now.


Upon the news, the Jets’ chances to land the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback were revealed by BetMGM.

  • Houston Texans +130
  • New York Jets +300
  • Miami Dolphins +350
  • Chicago Bears +1,100
  • New England Patriots +1,100
  • Denver Broncos +1,100
  • Washington Football Team + 1,200

Until further notice, Watson’s current team, the Texans, remain the odds-on favorite as his “next” destination. (It’s a little confusing based on the tweet, as BetMGM describes it as Watson’s “next team.”)

In terms of an actual trade, it’s the Jets (+300) who edge out the Miami Dolphins (+350).

Watson, 25, has dominated NFL headlines this month. As Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes led their respective squads to Super Bowl 55, the Watson rumors have run rampant.

It all started when Watson made it clear on social media that he was unhappy with his current situation. Watson’s business manager and a select few from his inner-circle have only increased the Jets’ end of the discussion by liking specific Jet-centric social media posts.

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Watson himself even liked an Instagram post featuring a New York Post back page graphic that previewed a recent Brian Costello angle titled, “Jets must do whatever it takes to get Deshaun Watson from Texans.”

Now, his trade request is official and many of the oddsmakers have the Jets in the top spot, followed closely by the Fins.

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