Deshaun Watson Reportedly ‘Very Serious’ About Missing Games To Force Trade
Deshaun Watson has drawn his line in the sand and doesn’t plan on changing his stance until he gets what he wants.
The Texans have maintained publicly and privately that they have no interest in trading the disgruntled QB, which is likely going to make Watson take things to the next level.
Watson is reportedly considering sitting out of games to push his way out of Houston.
“Watson is training right now in Atlanta, nearly every day, and I’m told it could stay that way for the foreseeable future. The people he talked to privately can sense he’s very serious about willing to sit games and miss as much time as necessary to get traded. He’s got a shortlist of teams he’s intrigued by, but really right now, he’s just hopeful.
It’s almost like an, ‘anywhere but Houston,’ plan. Talking to people around the league, they do expect this to heat up sometime around the draft, if another team says, ‘Hey, you can have our whole draft, two drafts. Take whatever you want. We want Deshaun Watson.’ So free agency probably won’t move that needle all that much,” ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports.
Los Angeles Rams star Jalen Ramsey, who shares an agent with Watson, added his two cents to the saga.
“I highly doubt he’ll ever suit up in a Texan’s uniform again,” Ramsey said on the ‘Huddle and Flow’ podcast. “He’s very serious. It’s his legacy, he should be serious.”
Many teams have reached out to the Texans, even leaving voicemails with their offers, but the team is not biting as of yet.