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Monson: Deshaun Watson would make the Denver Broncos Super Bowl contenders

Dec 6, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) scrambles with the ball as Indianapolis Colts defensive end Tyquan Lewis (94) chases during the third quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Deshaun Watson is the biggest prize available to NFL teams in the 2021 offseason, and the star QB would transform several teams into legitimate contenders, including the Denver Broncos.

Adding Watson to a roster like Denver’s would immediately make them a threat to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West and set up one of the best showdowns in football twice a season, at least for the foreseeable future. 

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A year ago, Denver rolled into the season with a question mark at the position in Drew Lock but with the determination that if Lock failed to take a step forward, it wasn’t going to be because he didn’t have weapons. They drafted Jerry Jeudy in the first round and then came back in the second with another receiver, K.J. Hamler, adding to a collection of talent that already included Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant, among others.

Related: 2021 Two-Round Mock Draft: Atlanta Falcons trade up for QB Justin Fields, Denver Broncos acquire Deshaun Watson via Anthony Treash

Sutton lasted just 31 snaps before being lost for the season, and Lock didn’t take any kind of significant step forward. Still, that receiving talent remains for any elite quarterback to immediate take advantage. 

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