Joe Douglas and 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.
Deshaun Watson officially has requested a trade from the Houston Texans, per league sources. He actually did it weeks ago. Their new head-coaching hire, David Culley, has not and will not alter Watson’s thinking.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 28, 2021
Upon the news, the Jets’ chances to land the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback were revealed by BetMGM.
Deshaun Watson's Next Team:
• Texans +130
• Jets +300
• Dolphins +350
• Bears +1100
• Patriots +1100
• Broncos +1100
• Washington +1200 https://t.co/bZWeBZ4Ef4
— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) January 28, 2021
- 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).
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.
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.