The Houston Texans are expected to be big time sellers this offseason.
Rumors are swirling that the Texans are open to trading a bevy of players that of course include their former starting quarterback.
Per Michael Ginnitti of Sportrac, the Texans are expected to trade Deshaun Watson, Laremy Tunsil and Brandin Cooks. In fact, he called those potential trades “inevitable.”
“The Watson trade, the Tunsil trade and probably a Brandin Cooks trade kind of looks inevitable right now,” Ginnitti said on Monday.
Houston reportedly wants at least three first-round picks for Watson.
“To get this done, something has to give. Ultimately, it may be Houston,” writes Pro Football Talk. “Between the no-trade clause, the $35 million salary, the still-unsettled legal issues, and a full year of inactivity from Watson, Houston’s leverage isn’t getting better — it’s getting worse. And if potentially interested teams in which Watson would be interested begin making other arrangements, it becomes harder not easier for the Texans to get whatever they want.”
Tunsil is considered one of the best pass blocking tackles in the NFL. He was also limited to just five games in 2021 due to a thumb injury, but didn’t allow a sack in his 262 offensive snaps according to Pro Football Focus.
Cooks just finished up his second season with the Texans and finished with over 1,000+ yards receiving again. He had 1,037 yards and six touchdowns on 90 receptions.