It is another day of the Houston Texans and quarterback Deshaun Watson still being at odds with each other. Neither party is budging, and both seem to want a different outcome with their current situation.
The Texans are reportedly not taking any calls or listening to any trade offers for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Though Watson has spoken with new Texans head coach David Culley, he still reportedly wants out of Houston as his relationship with a select few in the front office is too far beyond repair.
Paraphrasing the quote from the classic baseball movie “Bull Durham” when on the pitcher’s mound during a tough in-game situation: “The Houston Texans are dealing with some serious ‘stuff’ here.”
That said, in all honestly there are probably only three possible outcomes to the Deshaun Watson quarterback saga this offseason with the Texans:
- All is forgiven and Deshaun Watson stays with the team. (Highly Doubtful)
- The Houston Texans trade Watson for a large return to a team like the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers or Chicago Bears. (No team is set in stone though)
- Deshaun Watson won’t be traded, and he won’t return under center, meaning he’s going to be a hold out and both parties will call each other’s bluff. (Risky for both sides)
Neither of these three above scenarios would be a surprise to be quite honest, but the third outcome of a hold out would be the worst for both the Texans and Watson. Both would be on the losing side of things as Watson would be fined millions of dollars, and also not be paid because he wouldn’t be working.
As for the Texans, they would still be without a quarterback as talented as Watson, but they wouldn’t be adding to their roster with potential draft picks and players arriving in a trade for Watson either. Plus the saga of them feuding with Watson is another poor PR move.
Eventually there will be some sort of a final outcome between the Texans and Watson, but the question is who will get the outcome that is best for them?
Houston Texans News: A new center is being added to the roster
• The Houston Texans have reportedly added a new center to the roster, and that player is center Justin Britt, formally of the Seattle Seahawks. The news has been reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, and that the contract is a one-year deal for $5 million.
Remember, the Texans released former center Nick Martin recently, as he was a member of the Texans since being a second round pick back in 2016. As for Britt, he’s a former second round pick from the 2014 NFL Draft as he played with the Seahawks from 2014-19. He didn’t play this past season, because in ’19 Britt played in just eight games before suffering a torn ACL.
Houston Texans Trivia: A daily question for Texans fans
Name the last player player before J.J. Watt to wear the No. 99 jersey in a regular season game for the Houston Texans? (Check back tomorrow for the answer)