The Texans want to mend fences with Deshaun Watson. Based on Watson’s latest comments, it doesn’t sound like the situation has gotten much better.
“Loyalty is everything,” Watson tweeted. “Don’t you EVER forget it.”
Watson has been at odds with the Texans for some time now. Tensions boiled over this offseason when Watson was not included in the team’s search for a new GM or head coach. Watson wanted input and, specifically, wanted the Texans to hire Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy as the new HC. Ultimately, they went with veteran assistant David Culley and former Patriots exec Nick Caserio. Reportedly, Watson has yet to answer the phone for either one of them. Meanwhile, Watson and his camp have let the world know that there is no chance of salvaging things in Houston.
“What’s the criteria for a quarterback asking to get traded, then actually getting traded?,” Watson’s personal coach Quincy Avery tweeted recently. “Asking for a friend.”
Watson isn’t the only unhappy Texans standout. Wide receiver Will Fuller — who is close with the QB — also wants out. Technically, the Texans are in the driver’s seat on both fronts. Watson is under contract through 2025, thanks to the four-year, $156MM deal he signed less than a year ago. Fuller, meanwhile, is subject to the franchise tag.
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