Deshaun Watson has hinted that he wants out of Houston this offseason, but he has now officially requested a trade according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Sources: #Texans QB Deshaun Watson has requested a trade from Houston. He has a no-trade clause, and by virtue of his contract, would decide what places would be acceptable.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 28, 2021
The Texans won just four games this year and don’t have a first round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Watson’s frustrations stem from mismanagement, which he has implied is because of lack of draft picks and the DeAndre Hopkins trade. Bill O’Brien trading away Hopkins took Watson’s anger from a “2 to a 10” he implied on Twitter.
Houston will now have the task of trading a quarterback in his prime, which doesn’t happen much in the NFL. They will be hoping to get a haul of picks to start a rebuild.
Watson, 25, has spent the first four seasons of his career with the Texans and has made three Pro Bowls. With him under center, the Texans have made the playoffs twice. He has 14,539 passing yards, 104 touchdowns and 36 interceptions on 67.8 percent completion in his career. Watson also 1,677 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground in his career.
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