Houston Texans: New Year’s resolutions for 2022

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2. Hold out for the best offer for Deshaun Watson

The Deshaun Watson situation for the Houston Texans will be heating up once the offseason begins for the franchise. During the 2021 season up to the trade deadline the Texans stood pat and didn’t give a discount on any trade involving Watson, the NFL passing leader in ’20, keeping him on their roster.

So much is riding on what Nick Caserio can get from a trade with any fellow general manager for Watson this offseason, but if things go Watson’s way with his off-the-field legal issues and he does return to the field in ’22, the Texans should get a very high return on the embattled quarterback.

There will and must be multiple first-round picks for any Watson trade, but Caserio and the Houston Texans front office need to work out some sort of details to trade Watson, and if so, that would bring huge dividends in the 2022 NFL Draft, meaning players added would be helping with the current rebuild.

It is very simple here … any trade of Watson has to be what is best for the Texans, and it must make teams compete to earn the chance to make the trade for one of the best NFL quarterbacks when he’s on the field.