Saints players actively recruiting Texans QB Deshaun Watson

It is one thing when a front office and a coach meet with a player to come to their team. It is quite another when players from said team are also involved in the recruiting process.

According to Aaron Wilson from the Pro Football Network, New Orleans Saints players have been involved in the recruitment of Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Wilson also reports that three-time Pro Bowl tackle Terron Armstead is standing by to see whether Watson heads to the Crescent City before making his own decisions with regards to his future.

Watson led the Texans against the Saints in Week 1 on Monday Night Football to start the 2019 season. On Sept. 3, 2019, Watson told reporters that then-quarterback Drew Brees, who retired after the 2020 season, was a player that he admired.

“He’s a guy that I look up to,” Watson said. “I know him. Every time I see him we communicate and talk. I’ve seen him a couple of times this summer. He’s a great guy, a great role model, great family guy, great father, always has his kids around and playing around with those guys. He’s a guy that for sure I look up to, and for anybody that’s younger trying to be a quarterback at this level, everyone should look up to.”

If Watson were to head to New Orleans, he would give the Saints stability under center that they lacked once Brees retired. New Orleans gave Taysom Hill, Jameis Winston, Trevor Siemian, and rookie Ian Book chances, but could never capitalize on the opportunity.

New Orleans is also undergoing a change on the sidelines as defensive coordinator Dennis Allen was promoted to coach following the retirement of Sean Payton.

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