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Deshaun Watson trade rumors: 8 teams were interested in Texans QB; ‘bidding war’ was in the works

A lot more than a quarter of the NFL was reportedly in the hunt for Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Watson is even now in the midst of sexual assault civil fits, but months right before the initially allegation surfaced, eight NFL groups termed to ask about Watson, with one particular offer you made obvious.

Per the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, the market place for Watson was heating up prior to the surfacing of the sexual assault and misconduct allegations: The Washington Football Staff, Jets, Patriots, Dolphins, Broncos, 49ers, Bears and Panthers had been all all set to bid on Watson’s services.

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Texans GM Nick Caserio was preparing to enthusiast the flames of a bidding war, with several groups biting. Most notable, McClain reviews that the Dolphins had been all set to make a huge offer you, starting with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the No. 3 in general select. Other presents weren’t famous in the report.

McClain has also maintained that the Texans had been looking for two initially-round picks, two 2nd rounders and a defensive starter for Watson, which was originally noted in January.

The Texans quarterback demanded a trade previously in 2021, months right before sexual assault allegations in which approximately two dozen women have come forward with various accounts of Watson’s misconduct. The NFL is investigating the claims. 

Watson has vehemently denied the accusations and his lawyer, Rusty Hardin, established out to discredit accusers in current months. 

When the trade market place has remained murky, one particular thing is clear: It is unsure regardless of whether Watson will be sporting a uniform for any NFL group come the start off of the 2021 period.