The New York Jets could be a major player in any trade talks with the Texans and it goes beyond simply having a lot of draft picks.
We can only go off of rumors and speculations that have surfaced in the media over the past couple of weeks. One of those rumors was that Watson’s first issue came when the Texans did not interview 49ers assistant Robert Saleh.
Saleh was hired by the Jets this past week. The Jets have been praised for the move and if Watson really did want Saleh as the next Texans coach, he could push for the Texans to trade him to the Jets.
New York has Sam Darnold and it appears they will enter the 2021 season with him as their quarterback but much in the same way that the Dolphins continue to be discussed as a trade partner, the Jets are as well and Darnold would be a part of that package.
The Jets hold the 2nd overall pick as well as the 23rd overall pick after a trade with the Seahawks last year. The Jets have 10 draft picks total in the 2021 draft. This includes a 2nd and two third-round picks.
Of course, it will take more than a couple of first-round picks and Darnold to make a move but Watson could push this trade as he holds most of the cards in terms of where he goes. He can nix a trade to any team he doesn’t want to be on.