Brett Favre shared his displeasure with Houston TExans quarterback Deshaun Watson’s attempts to force a trade, forgetting that he also forced a trade from his former team, the Green Bay Packers.
It is no secret that Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is very unhappy with his situation with the team, telling them that he wants to be traded. Even before he requested a trade, it has been reported that Watson was refusing to answer phone calls or text messages from anyone that was involved with the Texans’ organization.
While he has received a lot of support, Watson’s decision to demand a trade has also spurred controversy from both fans and former players. While new head coach David Culley and the Texans’ organization seem to be confident that they will be able to retain him, it should be noted that Deshaun Watson has made no indication of his willingness to cooperate with them.
With any relationship that is on the brink of demise, outside voices only make matters worse. A few days ago an outside voice permeated the negotiations between Watson and the Texans. To make matters worse, this outside voice was non other than the Hall of Fame quarterback, Brett Favre.
First reported by Yahoo! Sports, Favre implies that because Deshaun Watson makes a lot of money, he has no right to demand this from the Texans, as shown in the tweet below:
What’s interesting about Favre saying this, is that he seems to forget that he did the exact same thing to his former team, the Green Bay Packers. Favre was verbally upset when the Packers drafted Aaron Rodgers, thinking that they were trying to push him out the back door. Favre was so upset about indecisiveness of the organization that he wanted out.
To further entice the Packers to trade him, Favre retired from football in 2008. When he decided to do this, they traded Favre to the New York Jets. Looking back now, it seems that Green Bay won that battle.
When it comes to matters such as why Deshaun Watson wants to be traded, Favre would do better in keeping his opinions to himself. No matter how much money a player makes, they deserve to be happy as well. Not only does this not look good for Favre, but more importantly, his comments drive a bigger wedge between Deshaun Watson and the Texans.
The divide is big enough as it is, without the help of a former quarterback that once demanded a trade himself. Let’s hope that the wedge isn’t big enough to create a Grand Canyon size divide between Watson and the organization.