QB Deshaun Watson - Houston Texans
|6-2, 221||Born: 9-14-1995||College: Clemson||Drafted: Round 1, pick 12 (2017)|
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General News (Fri Feb 5): is not expected to receive any interest from the New York Giants in trade discussions, according to multiple sources.
General News (Thu Feb 4): is believed to want to play "anywhere but Houston," according to a source Wednesday, Feb. 3. Watson isn't expected to enact his no-trade clause if the Texans were to work out a deal with any other team this offseason.
General News (Mon Feb 1): likely will be pursued by the New England Patriots if he is made available in a trade, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.
General News (Mon Feb 1): has removed all mentions of the team on his social media accounts, according to reports Saturday, Jan. 30. Watson could hold out the 2021 season if the team refuses to trade him, an unidentified AFC personnel executive said Saturday.
General News (Fri Jan 29): New head coach David Culley on Friday, Jan. 29, heaped praise on Deshaun Watson during his introductory news conference. "He is a Houston Texan," Culley said of Watson. "I want him to be a Houston Texan. The reason I'm in this position today is because I know he's going to be a Houston Texan."
General News (Fri Jan 29): General manager Nick Caserio said Friday, Jan. 29, that he is committed to retaining Deshaun Watson, who has expressed his desire to be traded. "Organizationally, we want to reiterate our commitment to Deshaun Watson," Caserio said. "We have zero interest in trading the player."
General News (Fri Jan 29): New head coach David Culley is expected to appeal to Deshaun Watson to remain with the team once his staff is filled out, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain, who writes that the team has "no interest" in trading Watson.
General News (Fri Jan 29): is expected to be on the receiving end of a 'strong push' by the Carolina Panthers to acquire him, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.
General News (Thu Jan 28): reportedly likes the culture that Brian Flores has built,' making the Miami Dolphins his preferred destination, according to multiple sources.
General News (Thu Jan 28): is expected to be of significant interest to the Chicago Bears if the Texans decide to trade him, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.
General News (Thu Jan 28): has thrown 95 touchdown passes in his first 50 career starts which tops the respective totals of Aaron Rodgers (94), Peyton Manning (91), Tom Brady (78), and Drew Brees (68) in their first 50 starts.
General News (Thu Jan 28): requested a trade from the Texans a few weeks ago, and teams have been calling to acquire him. Watson negotiated a no-trade clause in the extension he signed last summer and, by virtue of his contract, would decide what places would be acceptable.
General News (Mon Jan 25): is still expected to seek a trade no matter who the Texans hire has their next head coach, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. The Dolphins and Jets are the most likely teams to land Watson as the biggest story of the offseason continues to unfold. Watson reportedly said earlier last week that the New York Jets are his top preference among the teams he'd like to be traded to because of their recent hiring of head coach Robert Saleh, according to a report Saturday, Jan. 23, from the Miami Herald.
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Latest NewsTexans | Financial implications of potential Deshaun Watson holdout (Sat Feb 27, 04:19 PM) - Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson would lose a total of $20.213 million if he holds out for the entirety of the 2021 NFL season, including fines for skipping offseason programs, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk Saturday, Feb. 27. Our View: Watson has the control here, even though it would cost him greatly to miss the 2021 season. He wants out of Houston, but the Texans have insisted they are not trading him. This situation is ugly and could last through the draft and up to the start of the regular season.
link to story Texans | Deshaun Watson resolution not near (Fri Feb 26, 09:58 AM) - Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is still 'off limits' as the Texans are informing interested teams. Our View: Fans need to have patience with the Watson situation. Similar to the 'Bonnie Situation' this is a delicate procedure that needs to handled with care. The Texans don't view free agency or the start of the NFL draft as a deadline for this situation.
link to story Texans | Deshaun Watson still wants trade (Thu Feb 25, 03:14 PM) - Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson met with head coach David Culley last week and indicated that he has not changed his mind about being traded, according to sources. Watson told Culley that he has no intention to play for the Texans again. Our View: The Texans still think they can work things out with Watson. This is an ugly situation, and the team is insisting they have no plans to trade the superstar quarterback. Watson has his heels dug in and he wants to be traded. We imagine he will get dealt, with the Broncos being the favorite landing spot at this time, but it could take some time to put together the deal.
link to story Texans | Deshaun Watson gets it done deep (Mon Feb 22, 12:44 AM) - Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has registered a league-high 66 completions on throws of at least 20 yards downfield since the start of the 2019 season, according to Pro Football Focus. Our View: Watson has great touch and accuracy when throwing down the field. He doesn't hesitate to attack a defense and he knows how to lead his receivers in stride so they can gain more yards after the big throw.
link to story Panthers | CAR clearing space for Deshaun Watson? (Sat Feb 20, 11:47 AM) - Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is a target of the Carolina Panthers, who are clearing salary cap space to attempt to trade for him, according to sources. The Panthers cleared $19.9 million this week by releasing four players. Our View: The Panthers tried to make a move for Matthew Stafford but that did not go through. They will be in on Watson if/when the Texans decide to trade him. We expect serious contenders for Watson to be the Dolphins, Broncos, 49ers, Jets and Panthers.
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