Deshaun Watson has asked Houston Texans to trade him
By admin - January 28, 2021

Quarterback Deshaun Watson has requested a trade from the Texans, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday. Here are the highlights:

  • Watson made the request to the team weeks ago, sources told ESPN.
  • The Texans’ new head-coaching hire, David Culley, has not and will not alter Watson’s thinking.
  • The quarterback hasn’t spoken to new Texans general manager Nick Caserio or executive Jack Easterby.
  • Watson, who signed a four-year, $156 million contract extension in September, is under contract through the 2025 season. He has a no-trade clause.
  • The trade request comes after Watson was reportedly unhappy with the process used by the team to hire Caserio in early January.
  • Should Watson holdout, Houston can fine him $95,877 for missing minicamp and can fine him $50,000 per day for each day of training camp missed plus one week’s salary — $620,000 — for each preseason game missed.
  • “It’s just an amazing moment for me to be able to extend my career in a location, in a place, in a home, I would say, that my family loves, that I love,” Watson said as he signed his contract extension last September. “I want to continue to dive into the community most of all and just continue to build my legacy, just build our legacy as a whole and do something that we’ve never done before.”
  • Watson set career highs this season in passing yards, touchdowns and completion percentage. He also threw a career-low seven interceptions. His 33 touchdowns and 4,823 passing yards were single-season franchise records.