Deshaun Watson remains a member of the Houston Texans, and the Texans are paying him a lot of money just to stand on the sidelines.
Watson wants to be traded, and the Texans are open to trading him, even though they haven’t played him.
There is plenty of weirdness and lots of annoyances in pro sports these days. But this one takes the cake in the NFL.
So what exactly is the plan for Watson?
“We’ll just wait and see,” Texans CEO McNair told Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk790. “It’s a day-to-day thing. (General manager Nick Caserio) is in charge of that, so we’ll see how that works out.”
In other words, there really is no plan. Or more accurately, the plan seems to be to trade Watson … though no current trade deals seem likely. And here we are, approaching Week 5 of the NFL season already.
Not surprisingly, the Texans are bad again this year, maybe worse than last season. They are 1-3 entering Sunday’s home game vs. the New England Patriots.
Culley and new coach David Culley have been put in the awkward position of having to try to manage the team while dealing with the Watson distraction.
“I think they’ve been put in a very tough spot, a spot that is not of their choosing, and they’ve made the very best of it and sort of worked through it day-to-day,” McNair said. “So, we’ll see where it goes.”
So far, Watson has been linked to the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and a few others. Obviously, the multiple sexual assault allegations against him complicate things even further.
Add it all up, and the plan for the Texans appears to be little more than wait and see, and maybe light some holy candles and pray. All we really know is neither Watson nor the Texans want him in Houston.