As the Houston Texans season ends, the Deshaun Watson season of speculation begins anew.
Entering into the second season of the “Deshaun Watson Sweepstakes”, the NFL world and those outside of it will have their eyes on Houston, where the Houston Texans may just try to trade Watson before the new league year, according to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
That specific date is March 16th. Also tossed into that decision Is to whether bring Head Coach David Culley back for a second season. Culley’s calls for firing began after the loss to the L.A. Rams.
There’s also the spontaneous benching of Justin Reid that came over a simple disagreement, and it looked more like a knee-jerk reaction from Culley than disciplinary one.
If Deshaun Watson gets traded, what else happens?
Watson is the Pandora box of this franchise. If he is to depart, whether that be trade, release, or retirement, it opens a ton of questions that haven’t been talked about enough.
Does Davis Mills stay on the roster with a new head coach? Does Caserio build around Mills? Or the going to use their first overall pick to select another quarterback?
On top of this, one also has to ask Caserio belongs as Houston’s GM. The roster had talent, but no depth at all. Losing Tyrod Taylor in Week 2 is when the wheels fell off. Sure Mills developed, but look at where we are now with no supporting cast whatsoever.
A new head coach would have the ability to work with the roster from the start, and help make the decisions to help this team become competitive once again.
There’s a look of work for Caserio to do, and Watson’s deposition on February 22nd will help get the ball rolling on the tough decisions he’ll have to make.