As rumors regarding the Jets and Deshaun Watson continue to swirl, at least one current NFL player has chimed in to give the quarterback some unsolicited advice on where he should be taking his snaps next season.
Speaking on The Cris Collinsworth Podcast, 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman gave a full-throated endorsement of leaving the Texans for the Jets.
“If I was Deshaun, I would get out of there as quickly as possible. I’d head to New York,” Sherman said. “It would be the most beautiful (situation). A decent offensive line. They’d have to find threats. They’d have to find some offensive weapons. But I think there would be a lot more people excited to be there.
“They’re going to be able to put a team together, and if [Watson is] at the helm, they immediately become a contender in not only that division but the AFC in general,” Sherman continued.
Sherman certainly has reason to suggest a move to the Jets, as new head coach Robert Saleh was his defensive coordinator in San Francisco for the past three seasons. Saleh also served on the Seahawks coaching staff from 2011-2013, Sherman’s first three NFL seasons.
It’s interesting to note that Sherman himself will be a free agent this offseason, and given his familiarity with Saleh, might he have his sights set on MetLife Stadium, as well?
Time will tell on that, but it sounds like adding Watson would have some resounding effects with players across the league.