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Last Updated: March 1, 2021

Texans’ Quarterback Deshaun Watson Meets with Head Coach and Still Demands Trade

Introduction

On Friday, February 19th, 2021 the Houston Texans’ superstar starting quarterback, Deshaun Watson, met with the Houston Texans’ newly hired head coach, David Culley. According to sources close to the organization Watson expressed to Culley that he has absolutely no desire to ever play another down for the Houston Texans, and that he is still demanding that the franchise trade the disgruntled quarterback to another team in the National Football League.

Watson is extremely upset with the decisions that the Houston Texans have made over the last year or so. Deshaun has been vocal regarding some of the poor major personnel choices that his current football has made. He was obviously upset that the Houston Texans traded away one of the NFL’s best wide receivers in DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals. Watson was also tremendously upset with the interviewing and hiring process for the team’s next head coach and general manager.

The Status of Trading Watson

The Houston Texans have been responding to teams interested in trading for Watson that they are not going to deal the star quarterback to another team, and that they are planning on having him around for at least the near future. Deshaun signed a four year $156 million contract extension with the Houston Texans last year which runs through the 2025 – 2026 NFL season.

This contract extension included a $27 million signing bonus, $110,717,123 of guaranteed money, and a no trade clause. Obviously, Watson is looking to waive that no trade clause as soon as possible as he is set on finding a new NFL home prior to the start of the 2021 – 2022 season in the National Football League.

If Watson is not traded, and he decides to not report to mandatory team events the Houston Texans can fine him aggressively. Deshaun can be fined $95,877 for not reporting to minicamp, $50,000 per day for missing training camp, and $620,000 per preseason game that he holds himself out of.

Watson’s Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • 3 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • NFL Passing Yards Leader (2020)
  • PFWA All – Rookie Team (2017)
  • CFP National Champion (2016)
  • CFP National Championship Offensive MVP (2016)
  • Best Male College Athlete ESPY Award (2017)
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (2016)
  • ACC Athlete of the Year (2016, 2017)
  • 2 Time Davey O'Brien Award (2015, 2016)
  • 2 Time Manning Award (2015, 2016)
  • 2 Time Heisman Trophy Finalist (2015, 2016)
  • Heisman Trophy Runner – Up (2016)
  • ACC Player of the Year (2015)
  • ACC Offensive Player of the Year (2015)
  • Consensus All – American (2015)
  • Second – Team All – ACC (2016)
  • USA Today High School All – American (2013)

Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI

According to Intertops sportsbook these are the odds to win Super Bowl LVI as of Saturday, February 27th, 2021. Currently the Houston Texans have the second worst odds of winning Super Bowl LVI next year.

Team                                                               Odds
Kansas City Chiefs                                            +450
Green Bay Packers                                           +850
Tampa Bay Buccaneers                                    +850
Buffalo Bills                                                      +1100
Los Angeles Rams                                           +1200
San Francisco 49ers                                        +1400
Baltimore Ravens                                             +1600
New Orleans Saints                                          +2000
Indianapolis Colts                                             +2000
Cleveland Browns                                            +2000
Seattle Seahawks                                            +2000
Miami Dolphins                                                 +2500
Los Angeles Chargers                                      +2800
Dallas Cowboys                                                +2800
Tennessee Titans                                             +2800
Pittsburgh Steelers                                           +3300
Arizona Cardinals                                             +4000
New England Patriots                                       +5000
Minnesota Vikings                                            +5000
Atlanta Falcons                                                 +5000
Carolina Panthers                                             +5000
Denver Broncos                                                +5000
Chicago Bears                                                  +6600
New York Giants                                               +6600
Las Vegas Raiders                                            +6600
Washington Football Team                                +6600
Philadelphia Eagles                                          +8000
New York Jets                                                   +8000
Jacksonville Jaguars                                       +10000
Cincinnati Bengals                                           +10000
Houston Texans                                              +15000
Detroit Lions                                                    +15000

 

Sources:

“Deshaun Watson met with Houston Texans coach David Culley, still wants to be traded, sources say”, Dan Graziano, espn.com, February 25, 2021.

“United States, NFL Futures, NFL 2021 / 22 Super Bowl LVI: To Win Outright”, intertops.eu, February 27, 2021.

“Deshaun Watson”, spotrac.com, February 27, 2021.


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