Could superstar quarterback Deshaun Watson end up asking the team to trade him at some point this offseason?
The NFL offseason hasn’t even arrived and we’re already seeing some rumors spread that could totally change the league as we know it. At the top of the list has to be the word surrounding Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
It’s no secret the signal-caller isn’t happy with the way things are playing out for him in Houston, as the team once again missed the postseason after going 4-12 in 2020. Now, could Watson end up asking the front office to ship him out of town to a contender?
Rumors are swirling Deshaun Watson could ask the Texans to trade him
Per ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, rumors have spread stating that Watson has communicated to his Houston teammates that he indeed may look to be sent elsewhere. No one can question Watson’s heart, as he’s battled through injuries to help the Texans, but they simply haven’t had much success.
This past year was heartbreaking for the quarterback, as he ended up leading the NFL with his 4,823 yards, while adding 33 touchdown passes. Even JJ Watt feels bad for the guy, as the defensive end said he felt like the Texans wasted one of his years.
Should the Texans end up looking to trade Watson, you better believe multiple teams out there will be lining up to try and get him to town. However, he won’t come cheap and Houston would surely want multiple first-round picks as part of the package for his services.
Watson is still only 25 years old and has plenty of outstanding football ahead of him. The big question everyone has is how much longer will he be suiting up for Houston? Later this year, we should have more clarity on where the two sides stand.