Texans: 5 players not named Deshaun Watson who could be traded
By Cory Kinnan
5. DE J.J. Watt
This one hurts the most as Watt has been a staple to the foundation of the Texans for almost a decade. However, now with the future as murky as ever in Houston, there are rumblings he will be the next one to look towards the door and for a fresh start after Watson.
For a rebuilding team, the thought of having an extra $17.5 million and whatever draft compensation they could rake in for Watt is more appealing than the soon-to-be 32 year old defensive lineman. With no dead money attached to his name either, the trade of Watt would not be a difficult one for the Texans to pull off.
In a deal, the Texans could likely land as much as a second round pick for the All-Pro defensive end, who is still playing at quite a high level. Again, for a team who looks to be on the verge of a firesale and rebuild with no franchise quarterback, the cap space and asset might be far too much for Caserio to pass up if he is given the offer.
In fact, Houston may just grant Watt his request and move him out of good favor as well. It will not be a fun offseason to bear, but Watt may just be on his way to a new team before the start of the 2021 season.