The Texans are whistling a different tune. Houston finally is willing to take calls from interested teams on disgruntled quarterback Deshaun Watson, who requested a trade from the Texans in...
The Texans are whistling a different tune.
Houston finally is willing to take calls from interested teams on disgruntled quarterback Deshaun Watson, who requested a trade from the Texans in January, NFL reporter Tom Pelissero said Monday.
The two sides met Sunday when Watson, who currently is facing 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct, reported to training camp for the sole purpose of avoiding a daily $50,000 fine.
“Watson was respectful, but his demeanor reiterated he doesn’t want to be in Houston,” Pelissero reported.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Texans are looking for “three first-round picks and more” in exchange for the 25-year-old, three-time Pro Bowler, who would also have to waive his no-trade clause.
Watson requested a trade less than a year after Houston handed him a four-year, $156 million extension.
He is reportedly frustrated with the team’s direction.
It’s unclear which teams have reached out with interest in Watson, the 12th-overall pick by Houston in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Any teams interested in Watson would have to monitor his legal situation.
Since the spring, Watson has been accused of sexual misconduct by over twenty women, mostly massage therapists.
He has denied the allegations.
The civil cases won’t go to trial this year, according to Pelissero.
The NFL is investigating the allegations, although the league has not placed Watson on the exempt list as a potential suspension looms.
This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Jenna Lemoncelli