A report emerged earlier this week that Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was eyeing two teams in potential moves: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Minnesota Vikings.
Despite being connected to multiple teams in trade rumors, Deshaun Watson’s agent is denying that his client is looking at any clubs right now. Speaking to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports HQ and USA Today, David Mulugheta said Watson’s camp hasn’t “had any talks among ourselves or with teams about possible destinations as we are focused on clearing Deshaun’s name at this time.”
Watson’s status for next season remains uncertain because 22 women have filed lawsuits against him accusing him of sexual assault and misconduct.
Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, told ESPN’s John Barr last July that 10 women have filed police complaints against Watson, including two women who have not filed lawsuits.
There were rumblings that Watson was going to be traded during the season, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross elected not to move forward with a deal because of his legal situation not being clear.
The Vikings currently have Kirk Cousins under contract, but reports from ESPN state his camp could try to force the team’s hand by either playing out the final year of his current deal or forcing a trade.
The Tampa Bay Bucs are expected to have a huge drop off after Tom Brady retired, so they are desperate for a QB.