Deshaun Watson has reportedly mentioned requesting a commerce from the Texans, per a report from Professional Soccer Discuss’s Mike Florio.

Florio, citing “a number of totally different folks,” stated the fourth-year quarterback has mentioned the likelihood together with his Houston teammates. Whether or not he is critically considering a commerce or merely leveraging his place to make sure he has a say within the Texans’ new teaching rent stays to be seen.

Florio’s report was additionally shortly refuted by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, who stated, “Not at all will the Texans commerce Watson.”

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It is price noting that Florio’s report comes a day after the Texans reportedly agreed to phrases with Nick Caserio, the Patriots’ director of participant personnel. That information seemingly prompted Watson to submit — then delete — a cryptic tweet that learn, “some issues by no means change….”

Houston formally introduced Caserio’s hiring Thursday.

Invoice O’Brien, who was fired by the crew in early October, was additionally related to the Patriots, serving as an assistant from 2007 to 2010. He formally assumed the function of basic supervisor within the 2020 offseason, a place by which he struggled. He infamously traded away prime goal DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona for working again David Johnson; previous to that, he gave two first-round picks to Miami for left deal with Laremy Tunsil and receiver Kenny Stills. The Dolphins may have the third total choose of the draft in April, whereas the Texans should wait till Spherical three to make their first choice — barring one other commerce.

Nonetheless, it appears unlikely that Watson will truly depart Houston. He signed a four-year, $156 million extension in September; a commerce would reportedly lead to a cap hit of $21.6 million for the Texans. Furthermore, Watson had considered one of his finest seasons thus far in 2020, significantly after O’Brien was fired: He accomplished career-highs in yards (4,823), completion proportion (70.2), passing touchdowns (33), adjusted yards per try (9.5) and had a career-low seven interceptions.

His particular person success did not translate to the crew in 2020, nonetheless; the Texans went 4-12, matching the crew’s report in Watson’s rookie season, after 11- and 10-win seasons in 2018 and ’19, respectively.