Rod Walker: As Deshaun Watson meets with NFL investigators, Saints fans can relax about outcome

As I looked through Saturday’s edition of The Times-Picayune | Advocate, there was a subtle reminder of just how different this offseason could have been for the New Orleans Saints. 

If the Saints had won the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes back in March, the story in Saturday’s paper would have been on the front page instead of on page three of the sports section.

“Watson’s busy week includes meetings with NFL investigators” the headline read.

Of course, every team that courted Watson knew that was going to be part of the process in landing one of the most talented quarterbacks in the league. The teams also knew there was a chance Watson would be facing some sort of suspension after being accused of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions while playing with the Houston Texans. While he isn’t facing any criminal charges, he’s facing civil lawsuits from the 22 women as well as punishment from the NFL.

Let’s be clear.

The Saints, as well as almost every other team in the league, would be better with Watson. He’s that good. Plus, he’s only 26 with plenty of great years ahead of him.

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