Deshaun Watson and Mitch Trubisky are expected to be the first two quarterbacks off the board in the 2017 NFL Draft later this week, but no one seems to know whether the former Clemson Tiger or former UNC Tar Heel will be the first signal-caller to hear his name called.
Knowing that there is still a chance to be the first quarterback taken, Watson issued a warning to any team thinking of taking Trubisky ahead of him.
Watson made the comments during an appearance on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football.
“You’re gonna have to live with the consequences that come with it. That’s how I see it,” Watson said, via NFL.com. “I try to stay in my lane. I try not to take the path. I respect Mitch and what he’s done and all the hype he’s getting, but at the same time, my result speaks for itself.
“I feel like I’ve accomplished everything that I could. I guess if that’s who they’re gonna roll with, so be it.”
It currently looks like most teams at the top of the draft prefer Trubisky, but if Watson’s warning shot and competitive fire resonates with a team in the top ten, perhaps that could all change on Thursday night in Philadelphia.
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