The ongoing battle for making headlines in the media between the Texans and Deshaun Watson’s camp rages on.
Watson dominated the narratives as soon as the Texans’ 2020 campaign came to a close, with the Texans franchise quarterback having made it clear that he wasn’t happy about the state of the team. That noise quickly devolved into Watson saying he wouldn’t play for the Texans going forward, even though he signed a four-year, $160 million contract just a few months beforehand.
And now it seems like the situation is beyond repair, even though Nick Caserio has taken over as general manager. The problem is that former pastor Jack Easterby is still calling the shots, and that hasn’t gone over well with guys like Watson and JJ Watt. Calling the Texans leadership into question is low-hanging fruit at this point.
It’s unclear what the Texans will do with Watson going forward, although they seem intent on retaining him. Caserio recently spoke about it on “The Albert Breer Show.”
“I think we’ll take it one day at a time, and everything is pretty fluid here and we’ll adjust as we go,” Caserio said, as transcribed by Pro Football Talk. “And ultimately, I think we’ll do what we feel is best for the Houston Texans organizationally.”
“I think ultimately we’ll do what we feel is best for the organization.”
It will be interesting to see how this situation plays out in the future. Watson can say what he wants, but he don’t see him going anywhere, especially with his ongoing legal situation.