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Deshaun Watson trade rumors: Texans QB could request trade after Nick Caserio hire

Deshaun Watson has reportedly mentioned requesting a commerce from the Texans, per a report from Professional Soccer Speak’s Mike Florio.

Florio, citing “a number of totally different folks,” stated the fourth-year quarterback has mentioned the chance along with his Houston teammates. Whether or not he is critically considering a commerce or merely leveraging his place to make sure he has a say within the Texans’ new teaching rent stays to be seen.

Florio’s report was additionally shortly refuted by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, who stated, “By no means will the Texans commerce Watson.”

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It is price noting that Florio’s report comes a day after the Texans reportedly agreed to phrases with Nick Caserio, the Patriots’ director of participant personnel. That information seemingly prompted Watson to submit — then delete — a cryptic tweet that learn, “some issues by no means change….”

Houston formally introduced Caserio’s hiring Thursday.

Invoice O’Brien, who was fired by the workforce in early October, was additionally related to the Patriots, serving as an assistant from 2007 to 2010. He formally assumed the function of common supervisor within the 2020 offseason, a place during which he struggled. He infamously traded away high goal DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona for operating again David Johnson; previous to that, he gave two first-round picks to Miami for left sort out Laremy Tunsil and receiver Kenny Stills. The Dolphins could have the third general choose of the draft in April, whereas the Texans should wait till Spherical 3 to make their first choice — barring one other commerce.

Nonetheless, it appears unlikely that Watson will truly go away Houston. He signed a four-year, $156 million extension in September; a commerce would reportedly lead to a cap hit of $21.6 million for the Texans. Furthermore, Watson had considered one of his finest seasons to this point in 2020, particularly after O’Brien was fired: He accomplished career-highs in yards (4,823), completion share (70.2), passing touchdowns (33), adjusted yards per try (9.5) and had a career-low seven interceptions.

His particular person success did not translate to the workforce in 2020, nevertheless; the Texans went 4-12, matching the workforce’s file in Watson’s rookie season, after 11- and 10-win seasons in 2018 and ’19, respectively.

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