Deshaun Watson Trade Rumors: Patriots Not Among 4-5 Teams Pursuing Texans QB

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The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport appeared on the Pat McAfee Show on Monday and said that four to five teams are interested in potentially trading for Deshaun Watson and have the draft capital needed to land him, though the New England Patriots aren’t among them.

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“Some teams who were interested in him, are still very much interested in him”

@RapSheet says there are still 4-5 teams with the capital & opportunity that would like to trade for Deshaun Watson..

Are the #Patriots one of them?

“I have not heard that” #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE

Rapoport also said he’s spoken to several teams, and the current allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate misconduct levied against the quarterback—13 lawsuits have been filed against the Houston Texans quarterback—has not “deterred them” in seeking potential trades. 

“There are teams I know that still very much believe in Deshaun Watson,” he reported.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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