Deshaun Watson commerce rumors: 8 groups had been fascinated by Texans QB; ‘bidding struggle’ was within the works
Greater than 1 / 4 of the NFL was reportedly within the hunt for Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Watson remains to be within the midst of sexual assault civil fits, however months earlier than the primary allegation surfaced, eight NFL groups known as to ask about Watson, with one supply made clear.
Per the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, the marketplace for Watson was heating up previous to the surfacing of the sexual assault and misconduct allegations: The Washington Soccer Staff, Jets, Patriots, Dolphins, Broncos, 49ers, Bears and Panthers had been all able to bid on Watson’s companies.
Texans GM Nick Caserio was planning to stir up a bidding struggle, with a number of groups biting. Most notable, McClain experiences that the Dolphins had been able to make a giant supply, beginning with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the No. 3 general choose. Different affords weren’t famous within the report.
McClain has additionally maintained that the Texans had been searching for two first-round picks, two second rounders and a defensive starter for Watson, which was initially reported in January.
The Texans quarterback demanded a commerce earlier in 2021, months earlier than sexual assault allegations by which almost two dozen ladies have come ahead with numerous accounts of Watson’s misconduct. The NFL is investigating the claims.
Watson has vehemently denied the accusations and his lawyer, Rusty Hardin, got down to discredit accusers in current weeks.
Whereas the commerce market has remained murky, one factor is clear: It is unsure whether or not Watson will probably be sporting a uniform for any NFL crew come the beginning of the 2021 season.