Deshaun Watson Commerce Rumors: Texans Consider QB "performed his final snapshot" for Houston
Deshaun Watson has made it clear that he is dissatisfied with the Texans. Now it seems that those within the organization think the Pro Bowl quarterback played his last snap in Houston.
This report is from ESPN's Adam Schefter, who reported on Jan. 10 that Watson's anger towards the Texans was a 10 when it was only a 2 after the team traded recipient DeAndre Hopkins:
The people in and around the Texans organization are increasingly feeling that Deshaun Watson played his final snap for the team. It's early in the off-season, there's plenty of time left, but Watson's feelings cannot and shouldn't be underestimated.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 17, 2021
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Watson seems happy to be making his anger public too instead of in the house. On Friday, he tweeted that he was "up to 2, then I got it to 10," a reference to Schefter's earlier report. A later tweet would suggest that Watson may have quoted lyrics on a rap song.
In any case, Watson's anger stems from the way Houston handled his GM and now the coaching quest. Watson reportedly found out about the hiring of Nick Caserio – another Patriots product – on social media. He also reportedly wanted the Texans to interview the Chief's offensive coordinator, Eric Bieniemy, and the 49ers' defensive coordinator, Robert Saleh, for the position of open head coach. The team declined to interview any of the candidates.
The question now is who would be the Texans' main trading partner in the Deshaun Watson competition. He would be an instant upgrade on almost any other team in the NFL, but would cost a heavy price for his talents. The quarterback is reportedly considering a deal with Miami in exchange for second year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and a number of other assets, including # 3 and # 18 of the 2021 NFL Draft. Other trading partners include the Patriots and 49ers.