Deshaun Watson nonetheless making an attempt to power commerce
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson appears dedicated to forcing a commerce out of Houston.
ESPN’s Ed Werder stories the veteran quarterback agency on his resolution, regardless of how lengthy it may take.
“For those who’re paying him $10 million to take a seat this yr, you don’t suppose he would take $30 million and sit subsequent yr?’’ Werder’s supply requested.
Whereas there was some current hypothesis concerning the Miami Dolphins probably rethinking commerce talks for Watson — with Tua Tagovailoa set to overlook a while with a rib harm — Entrance Workplace Sports activities’ A.J. Perez reports there are at the least 4 groups nonetheless inquisitive about buying and selling for Watson with the Dolphins nonetheless being the “frontrunner.”
Perez mentioned there’s nonetheless an opportunity Watson could be traded before the grand jury’s decision however mentioned most groups who’ve had discussions wish to look forward to the legal case to conclude.
Final week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Texans have asked interested teams in Watson for a package that consists of six gamers and draft picks.
Schefter stories that the Texans have been unwilling to budge from their commerce value for Watson, who has been listed as inactive since Week 1’s recreation in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Schefter said the team is prepared to keep Watson on their roster all season, regardless of it coming at a value of $10.5 million.
The Texans signed Watson to a four-year deal value as a lot as $177 million heading into the 2020 season, paying him $39 million a yr, per NFL Commerce Rumors.
Watson appeared in all 16 video games within the 2020 season for the Texans and accomplished 70.2% of his passes for 4,823 yards with 33 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. The QB additionally rushed for 444 yards and three touchdowns.