Will Deshaun Watson reports ring true this offseason?

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans have been in some trade reports.

Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans haven’t been on the best of terms as of late it seems as there are many reports and rumors swirling around while Watson is on vacation, including reports from NFL Insider Chris Mortensen of ESPN

Sunday morning has been a busy day of reports and sources for Mortensen when it comes to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and the front office of the Texans. The reports have included such things as “Watson could play hardball” when it comes to possible and rumored trade talks.

Again it does seem Watson is upset with the Houston Texans and their recent decision to hire Nick Caserio as the new general manager, but Watson has yet to speak publicly about the situation, as everything about Watson’s current mood have been from “sources.”

Below Sunday’s tweets by @mortreport began with this:

If Deshaun Watson is unhappy about decisions made the front office of the Houston Texans, one can’t blame him, and many feel that same unhappiness. When a team has a franchise quarterback who is as talented as Deshaun Watson, the front office must listen to him and take-in his opinion.

Plus it is outrageous for the Texans to not even request an interview with Eric Bienemy as he’s one of the very best offensive coordinators in the league today. The Texans are making a huge mistake by not interviewing the OC of the Kansas City Chiefs, because if there is one team who knows how to beat the Texans it is Bienemy.

Remember the biggest meltdown in Houston Texans history? It was Bienemy who was the OC for Kansas City in that playoff game.

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Deshaun Watson “could play hardball” with Houston

The above tweet about Deshaun Watson with his no-trade clause does make sense if he would ever want a trade and not make things easy for the Texans. If Watson would be traded to the Miami Dolphins like the tweet states, that would most likely mean Tua Tagovaila and some sort of first round pick (and other picks) would have to go to Houston, right?

Do Texans fans want Deshaun Watson traded for a huge haul, it is doubtful, but just looking at these tweets it has to be talked about to a certain degree.

Houston would be foolish to trade Deshaun Watson unless he outright refuses to play for the franchise moving forward. Who really knows what he’s thinking until he eventually speaks on the situation.

Mortensen added the following tweet as well:

Eventually once the Houston Texans hire a head coach, and Caserio talks to Deshaun Watson one-on-one, the Texans would be very smart to make sure things are ironed out with Watson and their franchise.

It is doubtful the Texans ever trade Deshaun Watson. If the new GM and head coach want to start from the bottom of ladder and build their own team the way they want to build it, it will be very important to see how that is done with Watson as QB, plus no draft picks in the first two rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft.

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Time will only tell if Deshaun Watson wears a Texans uniform in 2021. My prediction is he stays with the franchise for many years to come.