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Deshaun Watson’s Texans departure now seems inevitable

January 17, 2021 | 2:32pm | Updated

The end of Deshaun Watson’s Texans tenure seems like just a matter of time.

“There is a growing sense from people in and around the Texans’ organization that Deshaun Watson has played his last snap for the team,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted on Sunday. “It’s early in the off-season, there’s a lot of time left, but Watson’s feelings cannot and should not be underestimated.”

A separation seems inevitable at this point amid a rash of news about Watson’s frustration with the Texans, cryptic smoke signals over social media and trade rumors.

However, despite the deteriorating relationship with the organization, Pro Football Talk reported on Sunday that the disgruntled quarterback hasn’t formally requested a trade quite yet.

“I was on a 2 then I took it to 10,” Watson tweeted Friday, nearly identical to an ESPN report from last weekend which said Watson’s anger level was a “2” when the team traded DeAndre Hopkins last year before surging this offseason.

Watson’s discontent is directed at Houston’s leadership, namely owner Cal McNair and VP of football operations Jack Easterby. McNair promised to include the three-time Pro Bowler in the process of filling the head coach and general manager vacancies left after Bill O’Brien was fired four games into the 2020 season.

Watson — who is under contract through 2025 — was reportedly not consulted about the hiring of new general manager Nick Caserio. The 25-year-old requested that the front office interview Robert Saleh — the former 49ers defensive coordinator and new Jets head coach — which was unheeded. He also made a push for Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who has received high praise from Patrick Mahomes.

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The Texans dragged their feet in requesting an interview with Bieniemy and will have to wait until after Kansas City is eliminated from the playoffs or after the Super Bowl due to anti-tampering league rules.

In a lengthy Sports Illustrated story about the Texans’ chaos under Easterby, a person close to Watson said of the quarterback, “He just wants out.”

After a highly successful college career, the Clemson Tiger joined the Texans in 2017 as the No. 12 overall pick in the draft. He has completed 67.8 percent of his passes for 14,539 yards, 104 touchdowns, 36 interceptions and has accrued 1,677 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns in his first four NFL seasons. The Texans are 29-35 in the regular season and have advanced to the playoffs twice since Watson joined the team, but finished with a disappointing 4-12 record this season.

 

Another pain point for Watson is the dearth of a “winning culture” in the organization — akin to his time at Clemson, whom he led to a CFP National Championship win in 2016.

“We just need a whole culture shift,” Watson said after the season when asked about the head coaching search. “We need a leader so we can follow that leader … too many different ideas and too many people thinking that they have this power, and it’s not like that.”

Watson signed a four-year, $156 million contract in September which carries a $15.94 million cap hit and $67.14 million dead cap hit in 2021 according to Spotrac.

Meanwhile, Watson appeared to be in New York City on Sunday, according to posts on his Instagram stories, after vacationing with his girlfriend.

*Thanks for the Intro to Computers tutorial Max.

 

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I watched and this is not true and the splits back me up.  He threw for more yards in the 1st half of games then he did in the 2nd, he had 15 TDs in the first half vs 21 in the 2nd.  He had 700 more y

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The end of Deshaun Watson’s Texans tenure seems like just a matter of time. 

“There is a growing sense from people in and around the Texans’ organization that Deshaun Watson has played his last snap for the team,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted on Sunday. “It’s early in the off-season, there’s a lot of time left, but Watson’s feelings cannot and should not be underestimated.”

A separation seems inevitable at this point amid a rash of news about Watson’s frustration with the Texans, cryptic smoke signals over social media and trade rumors. 

However, despite the deteriorating relationship with the organization, Pro Football Talk reported on Sunday that the disgruntled quarterback hasn’t formally requested a trade quite yet. 

“I was on a 2 then I took it to 10,” Watson tweeted Friday, nearly identical to an ESPN report from last weekend which said Watson’s anger level was a “2” when the team traded DeAndre Hopkins last year before surging this offseason.

Watson’s discontent is directed at Houston’s leadership, namely owner Cal McNair and VP of football operations Jack Easterby. McNair promised to include the three-time Pro Bowler in the process of filling the head coach and general manager vacancies left after Bill O’Brien was fired four games into the 2020 season. 

Watson — who is under contract through 2025 — was reportedly not consulted about the hiring of new general manager Nick Caserio. The 25-year-old requested that the front office interview Robert Saleh — the former 49ers defensive coordinator and new Jets head coach — which was unheeded. He also made a push for Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who has received high praise from Patrick Mahomes.

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Really doubt Watson is going anywhere.  Texans will do something with the HC or asst hire to keep him happy.  if he just really wants out because the Texans suck, can't see him coming to the Jets.

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3 minutes ago, JetPotato said:

If he actually goes on the market, the Patriots are going to be making offers. You have to bid at least. 

Especially with their new GM (BB stooge)

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1 minute ago, jetstream23 said:

We all know where he's going unfortunately.

The #3 + Tua is much better than the #2 + Darnold.  Sure, the Jets could throw in the #23 or 34, but Miami can throw in the #18 or do some pick swaps.

 

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2 would guarantee them fields or Wilson.  Tua can’t even finish games for his team and his own teammates doubt him.  I think Sam is more highly touted across the league.  So we give them 2, Seattle’s 3 and Seattle’s 1 next year (or ours, whatever ends up higher) add Sam if they want and boom.  Deal.

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18 minutes ago, jetstream23 said:

We all know where he's going unfortunately.

The #3 + Tua is much better than the #2 + Darnold.  Sure, the Jets could throw in the #23 or 34, but Miami can throw in the #18 or do some pick swaps.

 

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The fact is We could offer more in draft comp - if JD decided he even wanted to acquire Watson and if Watson would even okay coming here -  does Houston even want Tua or Darnold. Probably not. 

Personally Tua doesn’t impress me at all. I don’t know how the perception is that Tua is carrying a high trade value  

the 2nd or 3rd pick plus an average at best QB doesn’t get Watson there has to be more involved. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, peekskill68 said:

I'd be SHOCKED if this plays out.  This is not how JD rolls.  Putting Watson on this team as currently constructed is like paying for premium unleaded to run your lawnmower....

Free agency and the draft coming soon. 

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19 minutes ago, jetstream23 said:

We all know where he's going unfortunately.

The #3 + Tua is much better than the #2 + Darnold.  Sure, the Jets could throw in the #23 or 34, but Miami can throw in the #18 or do some pick swaps.

 

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Unless Houston has a high grade on Wilson and Fields and aren’t high on Tua, then the #2 pick becomes a huge piece and we are the clear favorite. It’s really going to depend on how Houston views Wilson, Fields, Darnold and Tua. Luckily we control 3 of those 4 options so I like our odds.

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4 minutes ago, joewilly12 said:

Free agency and the draft coming soon. 

Watson chews up a lot of cap room.  For a dude that rolled the dice twice and traded DOWN into Mims, Watson doesn't seem like a JD move.  More like a Tannebaum move IMO...

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4 minutes ago, BornJetsFan1983 said:

This wouldnundo basically all the improvements we have made as a team. Done are the days thank God for wasting draft capitol at the expense of the team

Last time I checked our starting QB was ranked at the bottom of all NFL statistics. 

We finished the season 2-14 

To win in the NFL you need a decent QB. 

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34 minutes ago, jetstream23 said:

We all know where he's going unfortunately.

The #3 + Tua is much better than the #2 + Darnold.  Sure, the Jets could throw in the #23 or 34, but Miami can throw in the #18 or do some pick swaps.

 

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So you don’t think they take a QB with 2 or 3? Because if you do.. why are they trading for either Darnold or tua? 

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The Dolphins are not nearly as good as some  people think they are. They are the equivalent of the 2015 Jets during Bowles’ initial season - a nice Cinderella upset story that fell apart fast

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