Texans Still Asking Huge Price For Deshaun Watson

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been involved in many trade rumors this season.

The quarterback officially asked to be traded from the Texans in January 2021, but 22 civil lawsuits filed a few weeks later accused Watson of sexual misconduct against massage therapists ranging from unwanted sexual advances to touching of genitals and forcing a woman to perform oral sex.

Despite his legal issues, the Texans do not plan to let him go for cheap.

The Athletic‘s Jeff Howe reports that the Texans “don’t plan to lessen their asking price [for Deshaun Watson], which has been five to seven assets, including three first-round picks.”

Texans' Asking Price For Deshaun Watson Remains Huge
Deshaun Watson (4) of the Houston Texans in action against the Tennessee Titans during a game at NRG Stadium on January 03, 2021, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images).

Total Pro Sports reports that Houston has been searching for three first-rounders in exchange for Watson since the beginning, and the legal issues have not stopped them from asking for that.

The 26-year-old QB hasn’t been suspended and hasn’t been placed on the commissioner’s exempt list, but that does not mean it could not happen after he is traded, the outlet reports.

Watson is facing 22 civil lawsuits, and 10 women have filed formal complaints with Houston police as well. Watson has denied the claims through his own attorney, Rusty Hardin.

It’s unknown how or when those legal matters will be resolved, but the uncertainty of the proceedings could make it difficult for teams to want to trade for Watson.

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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


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  1. If the NFL was going to do anything to one of their top five stars, it would have happened already.
    The Texans are a franchise in turmoil. When Bob McNair died, Cal took over and has been an abject failure. Cal isn’t 25% of the man his father was.
    Cal gave Bill O’Brien complete control of the franchise and BOB released the greatest player in the history of the team. He traded a HOF receiver to the Cardinals for a one-legged running back, a 2nd string LB and a 2nd round draft choice. BOB also sent 1st round picks in consecutive years for an O-Lineman.
    The Texans won’t have any credibility in Houston until Cal is no longer in charge.
    Hell, even Greg Gutfeld joked about how bad the Texans are on his show last night.

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