The Houston Texand did not trade Deshaun Watson before the deadline, but it’s not because they did not have an assortment of offers to choose from.
Tom Pelissero of NFL.com states that multiple teams offered packages including three first-round draft picks and two third-round picks for the disgruntled Houston Texans quarterback.
Watson has a no-trade clause and to this point has only waived it to play for the Dolphins.
The attorney representing 22 women suing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson says settlement talks between the two sides broke down before the NFL’s trade deadline because of language Watson’s legal team insisted they include in nondisclosure agreements.
“In what was submitted to us, there were nondisclosure agreements and many of the women pushed back on those,” attorney Tony Buzbee told Houston television station Fox 26 in an interview.
He told Fox 26 that the NDAs were ultimately a “deal breaker” in efforts to settle the cases.
Watson, who continues to face allegations of sexual misconduct in 22 civil lawsuits, is not slated to play in a single game in 2021 for the Houston Texans.