The Houston Texans failed by not getting rid of Deshaun Watson
This isn’t just because of the declined trades, but also of the refusal to cut or release Watson once the team learned of the accusations he is facing. Nick Caserio was calling for a king’s ransom for Watson when trade offers came around, but no matter what came across the line it wasn’t good enough.
That’s understandable to a point, but his anger towards the organization and then the whole legal situation on top of that as well just makes for a nightmare scenario. There is a lot of negative energy around this franchise and releasing him could provide a similar boost to what happened to the Browns when Odell Beckham Jr. was released.
Not taking even one offer just goes to show how Caserio thinks he has the upper hand in these negotiations when he truly never did. 2 to 3 first-round picks don’t come in trade deals often, and Caserio reportedly turned down a handful of them. What a shame.
The link above shows what would go on money-wise with that move. Even if Watson is found innocent, or is allowed to play after being released, the Texans won’t have to take that heat anymore.
The Houston Texans should cut distractions to focus on winning. If someone doesn’t want to be there, show them the door. It’s the best for both parties.