DeShaun Watson took a page out of Myles Garrett’s playbook Monday while accepting the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award in Fort Worth, Texas, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Except Watson pitched his fantasy trade between the Browns and Cowboys in front of a crowd, which included Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.
Watson playfully urged Garrett to trade quarterbacks Dak Prescott and Tony Romo to the Browns so the Cowboys could pick him.
“The Browns do need a quarterback,” Watson said, drawing laughter from the crowd. “You can trade both of them [Prescott and Romo]. I’m sitting right there. They [the Browns] need two [quarterbacks]. They need two.”
“I told coach Garrett if I’m back here [at the awards ceremony], you have to draft me,” Watson said. “So I know there’s a lot of Dallas Cowboys fans. Tony Romo is healthy. Dak, I’m a huge fan. … You fell in love with him. But, hey, I did my part. You have to do your part.”
Then Watson quipped he would talk to Garrett more about his proposal next week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and pointed out the Browns’ need for not one, but two QBs.