Eagles fans, you can go ahead and calm down now.
On Wednesday night, social media was buzzing when Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports claimed that the Philadelphia Eagles and Texans were having discussions about a potential trade involving Watson.
“Talks are heating up between Eagles and Texans on a Deshaun Watson trade,” Trapasso said. “Still some hurdles to get over. But both sides attempting to come to an agreement.”
That news only lasted for a few hours before it got completely shut down.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported the following morning that there were no trade talks “heating up” between the Eagles and the Texans.
“Contrary to a report that trade talks between the Eagles and Texans regarding a potential Watson deal are “heating up,” a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that they are not,” Florio wrote.
“The problem at this point is the looming possibility of prosecution. As previously mentioned, Watson’s camp believes that the evidence against him inevitably will be presented to a grand jury. If he’s indicted on felony charges, the NFL undoubtedly will place him on paid leave until the case is resolved. Until then, it’s possible he’ll be convicted and then incarcerated.
“Teams have to wait to make sure jail isn’t a possibility,” one source explained.”
NFL insider Benjamin Allbright also shot it down.
As for as Watson goes, he wasn’t present for the third straight day at training camp. Even when he has been in attendance, he has been doing everything except play the QB position.
NFL executives believe Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is worth at least three first-round picks on the trade market. It’s hard to tell what will happen now that he is dealing with some 22 sexual assault and misconduct allegations.