The Houston Texans Will Eventually Cave on Deshaun Watson
Deshaun Watson still hasn't been traded as the Houston Texans continue to act like they won't be forced into moving their franchise quarterback. But let's be real, a trade will happen and it will likely take place sooner rather than later. Eventually the Texans will cave.
Both Adam Caplan and John McClain tweeted similar thoughts on Wednesday:
Frankly, this has to happen sooner or later. After the way the Texans have treated Watson and the rest of his now-former teammates, there's no coming back. The relationship won't be mended. His value is exceptionally high and teams would be willing to give up a ton to get him. Not only would a trade be the best thing for Watson, it would also be the best thing for the Texans.
There are several spots that would make a ton of sense. The Jets have the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, plus a ton of other draft assets (including a second first-round pick) and Sam Darnold to send back in return. The Miami Dolphins have Tua Tagovailoa and the third pick in the draft -- which originally belonged to the Texans -- plus more. Either team could put together one hell of a package.
New Texans general manager Nick Caserio obviously doesn't want to trade away a legitimate franchise quarterback months after taking the job. But that's the situation his owner has put him in after Cal McNair refused to listen to Watson's advice when hiring a new GM and a new head coach.
The Texans will cave and make a deal. It's only a matter of time.