The New York Giants are currently searching for a new general manager and a new head coach. Among the top head coach candidates are some familiar names, like Brian Flores. The Miami Dolphins fired head coach Brian Flores this offseason despite a 9-8 record that included a seven-game win streak. According to new rumors from Jordan Schultz, Brian Flores is interested in taking his talents to the Big Apple – and apparently, he has plans to bring Deshaun Watson with him.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson did not play in the 2021 season due to a number of sexual assault allegations from various women. Watson has been working to settle many civil court cases over the last year. The Miami Dolphins nearly traded for the controversial quarterback mid-season with Brian Flores being the one who “nearly orchestrated” the deal.
Jordan Schultz claims that Brian Flores has a desire to coach the Giants. Schultz says Deshaun Watson has also “expressed a strong desire internally to play for the Giants.” Sources claim Watson and Flores have been in “constant communication trying to navigate a scenario where they go to the same team.” Both men are hoping that the New York Giants end up being that team.
Could the Giants consider the controversial Deshaun Watson?
Brian Flores is an excellent head coach candidate in which the New York Giants are expected to be interested. However, their level of interest for Deshaun Watson might not match that of Brian Flores. As Ian O’Connor (NY Post) points out, “it would be tough for [John] Mara to OK this one.”
There is so much controversy surrounding Deshaun Watson. The many allegations he faces are bound to scare teams away, as they did last season. Knowing the New York Giants place a heavy emphasis on off-the-field conduct, it seems unlikely that a trade for Watson would be considered.
Deshaun Watson is an elite, top-five quarterback in the NFL when he is healthy and on the field. But the reputation that Watson possesses could reflect poorly on any team that trades for him. In all likelihood, these rumors will remain rumors and the New York Giants will go in a different direction.