Now we didn’t expect Texans’ GM Nick Caserio to want to trade star quarterback Deshaun Watson, but we did expect him to be more realistic. Check out what he had to say when asked about Watson’s future:
Texans’ GM Nick Caserio: “Before we take a few questions: Organizationally, we want to reiterate our commitment to Deshaun Watson. We have zero interest in trading the player.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 29, 2021
Surely he knows he doesn’t have much say in whether Deshaun Watson leaves the team, right? Watson’s four-year, $160 million extension may kick in this year, but no football team can run properly when the star player publicly declares he wants out. With a cap hit of $40 million/year, the Texans will need the rest of that roster to play inspired football to make up for their lack of resources, but they won’t get any “extra effort” from a roster that’s led by a player who hates his own franchise.
To be fair, Nick Caserio almost had to deliver some lip service Watson to maintain his trade value. If a GM says, “We’re searching for a deal now,” then that price tag naturally drops.
We can’t wait to see where Deshaun Watson eventually ends up because the Texans organization is a colossal dump right now.