This was the week for Deshaun Watson to get what he wanted and play for another franchise.
“The Texans’ plan was to get the most serious teams into a bidding war before general manager Nick Caserio — with Cal McNair’s approval — accepted the best offer that, ideally, would have included at least three first-round picks, two second-round picks and a defensive starter.”
According to longtime Houston Texans insider John McClain, eight NFL teams were interested in trading for him before his legal issues. Those teams were the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, Chicago Bears and Washington Football Team.
With allegations from 22 different women currently pending against Watson, Watson is for sure to be on the Texans roster for all of 2020. Him actually playing on the field is another story in itself and why other teams would be hesitant to trade for him.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk noted the NFL may use its Personal Conduct Policy to hand a “significant suspension” to the signal-caller regardless of how the situation plays out legally.
Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, denied the allegations against his client.
Many teams that would’ve traded for him are now on course to choose a younger QB in the 2021 NFL Draft.