Is Deshaun Watson going to be traded by Lovie Smith and Texans?

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Who will be the Texans’ starting quarterback with Lovie Smith now the head coach?

This offseason, the Houston Texans were the second-to-last team to fill its head coaching position. With Lovie Smith finally hired, the preparation for the 2022 NFL season can begin.  One of the first questions Smith probably got after getting the job had to be, “What are you going to do with the Deshaun Watson situation?”.

Smith appeared on Good Morning Football and weighed in on it (check out the video below). However, Smith remains positive on the second-year quarterback, Davis Mills. Mills did better than a handful of rookie quarterbacks selected ahead of him in 2021, so there’s a reason to give him the keys to the offense for 2022.

However, this is the NFL, and the “Not for long” moniker still rings true, and anything can happen. Smith may have hinted at the chance of a Watson trade:

Lovie Smith talked about the “Deshaun Watson deal”- what does that mean?

There are two ways to decipher this term used by Smith. The first and more likely way that it was implied was that the word “deal” was an umbrella term to describe the entire ordeal that’s been going on since last year.

On the other hand, the word “deal” can lead some to believe that a real, actual trade deal is in the works. Nick Caserio has stood his ground on getting the most compensation possible if a Watson deal were to take place. After all, Caserio did want to trade Watson before the new league starts on March 16th.

Until more details emerge (if at all) from trusted sources, then this little blurb from Smith isn’t much to really get excited or anticipate anything in terms of an actual trade.

We’ll see if the “Not for long” moniker works its way into this situation.

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