Deshaun Watson trade rumors: Texans QB could request trade after Nick Caserio hire

Deshaun Watson has reportedly mentioned requesting a trade from the Texans, per a report from Pro Soccer Talk’s Mike Florio.

Florio, citing “a number of different people today,” stated the fourth-calendar year quarterback has mentioned the chance with his Houston teammates. Whether he is critically considering a trade or merely leveraging his placement to make sure he has a say in the Texans’ new coaching employ stays to be seen.

Florio’s report was also speedily refuted by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, who stated, “Beneath no instances will the Texans trade Watson.”

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It is really well worth noting that Florio’s report arrives a working day immediately after the Texans reportedly agreed to conditions with Nick Caserio, the Patriots’ director of participant personnel. That information seemingly prompted Watson to write-up — then delete — a cryptic tweet that examine, “some things never ever modify….”

Houston formally announced Caserio’s selecting Thursday.

Resources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday that Watson is upset that Texans ownership ignored his input on potential candidates, did not provide him an option to meet with finalists and offer a player’s standpoint “to profit the team,” and did not give him advance detect of Caserio’s selecting. The sources also told Schefter that Watson’s feelings had been not directed toward Caserio.

SI’s Albert Breer described Thursday that the Texans also disregarded Watson’s phone calls for the team to take into account Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy for its vacant head coaching placement. The team did not request permission from Kansas Town to job interview Bieniemy, per Breer, who additional that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes “set in a sturdy term” for Bieniemy with Watson. 

Monthly bill O’Brien, who was fired by the team in early October, was also related with the Patriots, serving as an assistant from 2007-ten. He formally assumed the function of normal manager in the 2020 offseason, a placement in which he struggled. He infamously traded absent top rated goal DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona for managing back David Johnson prior to that, he gave two 1st-round picks to Miami for remaining deal with Laremy Tunsil and receiver Kenny Stills. The Dolphins will have the 3rd all round choose of the draft in April, though the Texans will have to wait until finally Spherical three to make their 1st choice — barring an additional trade.

Even now, it appears to be unlikely that Watson will essentially depart Houston. He signed a four-calendar year, $156 million extension in September a trade would reportedly end result in a cap strike of $21.6 million for the Texans. Also, Watson had a person of his best seasons to date in 2020, specially immediately after O’Brien was fired: He done job-highs in yards (4,823), completion proportion (70.two), passing touchdowns (33), modified yards per endeavor (nine.5) and had a job-very low seven interceptions.

His particular person results didn’t translate to the team in 2020, even so the Texans went 4-12, matching the team’s record in Watson’s rookie time, immediately after 11- and ten-win seasons in 2018 and ’19, respectively.