The Texans are a dumpster fire right now, with their quarterback front-and-center, in the middle of the drama.
Deshaun Watson was once overcome with emotion only four months ago, when he signed a four-year, $160 million to remain with the team. Fast-forward to now, when he’s made it clear that he wants out — unless Cal McNair sells the team, of course.
It’s unclear exactly what set him off, but many believe that he wanted to pick the next head coach, and that the Texans initially indicated they’d let him do so. But general manager Nick Caserio is now running the show, filling the void left by Bill O’Brien, and he doesn’t appear willing to let Watson make business decisions such as hiring new coaches.
The tea leaves indicate Watson wants Eric Bieniemy as head coach, but that may not happen. As a result, he’s now demanding to be traded.
Watson’s most recent post on social media appears to indicate he’s attempting to be more patient in terms of a trade request, as you can see below.
Watson does have a no-trade clause in his contract, so while the Texans have leverage in this situation, he can effectively control where he ends up.