Deshaun Watson will do whatever it takes to be traded from the Houston Texans.
One thing is certain: Deshaun Watson does not want to play for the Houston Texans any more.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports Watson would be willing to miss the entire preseason, even NFL regular-season games if that is what it takes for him to be shipped out of town. “He could incur $3 million-plus in fines during that process, but he does not care,” said Fowler. “I’m told the relationship is simply too far gone right now.”
Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans are at an undeniable standstill
While Watson wants nothing more than to be traded this offseason, Houston has no plans on parting ways with him. Watson met with incoming head coach David Culley, expressing his interest in being dealt. While Watson’s beef with the Texans has nothing to do with Culley or new general manager Nick Caserio, everything has changed for him since inking a massive deal last offseason.
If Houston were to deal Watson, the Texans could get a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and then some. However, they will be parting ways with the best quarterback the NFL’s youngest franchise has ever known. With the calendar about to flip to March, things do not seem like they are getting any better between Watson and the Texans. The tension has become unbearable.
If the Texans are to trade Watson, they would be smart to do it before the 2021 NFL Draft.