Even at the ripe old age of 38, Benjamin Watson doesn't sound totally done with football just yet. After announcing that his 2018 season with the New Orleans Saints would be his last, the tight end now is considering returning to the gridiron for one more go-around.
More on former Saints’ TE Ben Watson potentially pushing off his retirement to play another season:https://t.co/Yg1EdhBRUg— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 20, 2019
Watson would hypothetically assume a TE2 role with the Saints, who brought Jared Cook to the Big Easy to add another vertical threat to their offense. But another of his former teams could certainly use the boost he'd provide:
Your world champion New England Patriots.
During the 2018 season, Watson caught 35 balls for an even 400 yards and two touchdowns. He may not be the young buck he once was, but he's still a reliable option when you need a grab down the sideline. And now that Rob Gronkowski has retired, Watson could be the perfect bridge for New England, the team that drafted him back in 2004 and kept him around for six seasons.
Given his age and the Cook signing, a Saints reunion doesn't make the most sense for Ben Watson. What he could be, however, is a savvy veteran who returns to the Patriots' locker room as a well-regarded, battle-tested leader.