The contention between Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans organization has been well documented all season.
While no trade has officially been requested, Watson has made it very clear that he wants out. According to retired NFL quarterback and NFL insider Dan Orlovsky, the situation in Houston is even worse than it looks on the surface.
“I’ve asked around a lot with folks very attached to the @HoustonTexans situation,” Orlovsky wrote on Twitter. “It’s worse than we even think it is on the outside. And that says a lot.”
I’ve asked around a lot with folks very attached to the @HoustonTexans situation
It’s worse than we even think it is on the outside.
And that says a lot
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) January 17, 2021
Watson’s beef with the Texans front office stems from some broken promises earlier this season.
After an 0-4 start to the season, Houston fired head coach and acting general manager Bill O’Brien. With some big decisions ahead, the organization reportedly told Watson that he would play a role in the coach/GM search.
However, the Texans have reportedly ignored multiple suggestions from the fourth-year QB. Watson advised the franchise hire either Eric Bieniemy or Robert Saleh to the head coaching position. Saleh has since accepted a job with the New York Jets and Bieniemy has yet to interview with the team.
Front office issues aside, Watson likely wants to distance himself from an organization that’s wasting the prime of his career. Despite leading the NFL in passing yards this season (4,823) without a legitimate No. 1 receiver, Watson and the Texans went a miserable 4-12 on the season.
As a top quarterback in the league, it’s fair Watson wants an organization that can keep up with his talent.
Stay tuned for updates on the developing Deshaun Watson situation.