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Raiders Late Owner Al Davis Would Trade For Deshaun Watson Immediately

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How much would Watson cost?

The exact price to acquire the Houston quarterback would be no small fortune. Former Detroit signal-caller Matthew Stafford was recently traded to the Rams for two first-round picks, a third-round pick, and quarterback Jared Goff to boot. It stands to reason Watson’s price might be far too steep for many teams. There is speculation that such a trade would consist of four first-round picks.

Then again, Watson boasts an impressive resume. The former national champion from Clemson is the NFL’s career leader in completion percentage at 25. He had an outstanding season, leading the league in passing yards (4,801) and yards per attempt (8.8), whilst being third overall in true passer rating (121.0). Watson threw for 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions, with an impressive completion rate of 70.2 percent. He was the lone bright spot on a Texans team that limped to a 4-12 finish.

What about Derek Carr?

What about Derek Carr? He enjoyed a solid season himself. He had a career-high 4,103 yards with 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions for a true passer rating of 102.0. The veteran quarterback also had a nice passing accuracy of 67.3 percent Ever since Gruden’s arrival, rumors have swirled every offseason as to whether the coach was truly attached to ‘4’ as HIS quarterback. Gruden did praise him this offseason, and there is nothing to indicate from his interviews that the coach’s eyes are wandering.

In his report, Bonsignore indicated Carr could fetch as much as two first-round picks. To be clear, Bonsignore is necessarily saying Carr is worth two first-round picks. Rather, if there is a market for him, that might be the price to fend off rival teams. It might not be Carr’s true value per se, but rather, his current market rate.

Bonsignore did mention a scenario in which the Raiders could trade Carr. They would package the picks they receive for him with their own first-rounders and make a run for Watson. Nothing could be more pertinent in assuring the future of the Raiders is a successful one.

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