When Deshaun Watson is traded by the Houston Texans, expect these two teams to be top contenders to be in the mix. Before the Houston Texans can trade three-time Pro Bowl quarterback Deshaun Watson, he first must clear up some of his legal woes.
The Commanders can now be eliminated from that list after they traded for Carson Wentz on Thursday.
Watson still is facing 22 civil counts of sexual misconduct and sexual assault. According to Hardin, the Harris County district attorney will likely decide by April 1 whether Watson will be charged criminally.
Texans coach Lovie Smith was asked about Watson’s future earlier this month.
“I know Deshaun is an excellent football player. Excellent football players need to be playing somewhere in the NFL,” he said.
When asked if Watson would remain on the roster next season, Lovie Smith stated that he has “no idea.”
“Hopefully that will happen and if it’s not with us it’s somewhere else and I’m sure … as I see in this situation, both of us eventually are going to benefit from the situation and I just can’t wait for that to speed up a little bit.”
Texans general manager Nick Caserio isn’t looking to budge off his asking price for Watson, which is said to be three first-round picks, several mid-round selections and a proven player in trade.
Currently, the Panthers own the No. 6 pick in April’s draft, but will not pick again until the fourth round. Washington owns the 11th pick in Round 1, the 42nd pick in the Round 2 and 73rd pick in Round 3.
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