It’s a been a whirlwind of a year for Watson. He came out and demanded a trade back in January. Then over 20 women filed lawsuits against the young star quarterback alleging sexual misconduct as the offseason rolled along. Watson’s been in limbo ever since.
Despite the allegations, Watson is still playing football – and yes he’s still playing for the Texans. Despite the reports suggesting Watson still wants out of Houston, the Texans have yet to trade him. Is any progress being made? Not according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
Glazer reported Thursday night ahead of the Hall of Fame Game that the Texans still believe they can persuade Watson to stay. He also reported several teams have reached out to the Texans, but they haven’t returned any calls to orchestrate a trade.
“They’re in a standstill because the Texans still think that Deshaun Watson’s going to want to play for them this year,” Glazer said, via FOX Sports: NFL. “I don’t know where they’re getting that from. There’s been several teams that have been trying to reach out to them to try and trade for Deshaun Watson. They’re not calling any of them back.”
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As long as the Texans remain committed to keeping Deshaun Watson in Houston, Watson won’t have much of a choice.
There’s no doubt teams are interested in potentially acquiring the former Clemson star from the Texans. But there’s too much risk involved at the moment given Watson’s current legal troubles. Until the investigation surrounding Watson concludes, a trade is probably unlikely.
Don’t expect any movement on the Watson front anytime soon, unless a team is willing to take the risk and the Texans give in.