It appears as if Twitter has been partaking in some revisionist historical past, and Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is having none of it. When Fox Sports activities’ Doug Gottlieb steered the Chicago Bears had evaluated all of the accessible quarterbacks within the 2017 NFL Draft earlier than choosing Mitch Trubisky, one of the achieved members of that individual draft class took umbrage with that assertion.
Former Clemson standout and Heisman Trophy candidate Watson, who was drafted 12th general by the Texans that yr, jumped in and let Gottlieb know that Chicago had zero curiosity in him at the moment. Is that an exaggeration? Not in accordance with Watson, who retweeted Gottlieb, saying solely: “The bears NEVER ONCE talked to me..”
Watson had by no means commented publicly in regards to the Bears’ — or every other group’s — choice to cross him up till now, however there was experiences Bears GM Ryan Tempo was extraordinarily negligent when he was trying to find a franchise quarterback that yr, and Watson’s all caps assertion appears to again that up.
Bears GM Ryan Tempo By no means Appeared Watson’s Means … However Why?
In a bit by Dan Wiederer and Wealthy Campbell of the Chicago Tribune that was written final November, Tempo’s negligence when trying to find crucial place in sports activities that yr was highlighted a number of occasions. Wiederer and Campbell famous then that Tempo didn’t have a sit down dinner with Watson the way in which he did with Trubisky and Patrick Mahomes. Tempo appeared laser-focused on Trubisky nearly to a fault, ignoring different much more achieved quarterbacks, they wrote. Watson simply primarily confirmed that through Twitter.
“When you may have a chance to get a quarterback of this caliber, you may’t cross on it,” Tempo stated about Mitchell Trubisky after transferring as much as choose him second general in 2017. Watson gained a nationwide championship that yr, beating Nick Saban and the ultra-formidable Alabama Crimson Tide. Why wouldn’t Tempo need to decide his soccer mind on the very least? Why on this planet would somebody who was trying to find one of the best candidate for the quarterback place not interview EVERY doable match, notably the Heisman candidate who simply gained the Nationwide Championship?
It could be the one factor that follows Ryan Tempo round the remainder of his profession, and fairly frankly, it ought to, Watson didn’t must appropriate Gottlieb, who initially asserted Tempo had evaluated “all” the quarterbacks accessible in 2017 and easily made a nasty name by choosing Trubisky. This was greater than a nasty name. This was a probably franchise-crippling dereliction of obligation by a basic supervisor with little expertise who then chosen the quarterback with little expertise over two play-makers who did nothing however win.
Simply final December, Bears followers needed to watch Patrick Mahomes, who Tempo additionally infamously handed up, decimate their group. They watched as Mahomes counted to 10 on his fingers after scoring in opposition to their formidable protection, a reference to the place he was taken within the draft. The Chiefs snagged him 10th general, and the Texans moved up from 25 to 12 to snag Watson. Now each Kansas Metropolis and Houston have franchise quarterbacks, and the Bears simply declined Mitch Trubisky’s fifth-year choice.
The Texans play the Bears Week 14 of this upcoming season, and Watson could have his first-ever alternative to point out them what they missed out on.
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