Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported Sunday that the Texans have softed their stance and are now more open to trading QB Deshaun Watson than they have been throughout the year.
Glazer says that the Texans have already been offered three first-round picks and three third-round picks for Watson, but they had been holding out for an even better deal.
Glazer mentions that the Dolphins are an obvious team to watch for Watson, seeing as how Tua Tagovailoa is expected to miss at least three games with the rib injury he suffered last week.
Watson requested a trade from Houston immediately after the 2020 season. He had just signed a massive contract in September.
Watson, who is currently facing 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct and 10 criminal complaints, has been a healthy scratch in the team’s first 3 games in 2021.
Last season, he played in all 16 games and passed for 4,823 yards with 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 444 yards and three touchdowns.