Texans GM Nick Caserio Says He Doesn’t Want To Trade Deshaun Watson

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:

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.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. I’m know I’m probably old school, but as a 22 yr AF vet, I’m not trading unless he repays his bonus first. I’m not taking the double hit-both to the Cap and all the cash he was fronted last year. Texans have more leverage than most are acknowledging. If I’m going to suck without him, I’m going to make him retire and then make good on what that means contractually. I’d take the Bengal’s stance with Palmer. He’ll be worth the same next April as this April, but I wouldn’t be bullied around like the NBA GMs have gotten over the last 5-10 years.

    • Agreed. Watson is under contract for a few more years. Unless the Texans get exactly what they need fuck it keep him. Then Watson has to decide if he wants to be a giant asshole and just mail it in. Good luck convincing some other team you love football after that. Yes don’t set the NBA precedent, stand strong.

  2. With first acknowledging how bad the texans have handled everything, I agree that they should play hardball.

    It is ridiculous what has happened in prosports with these ultra millionaire athletes dictating who and when they will play while under contract.

    Fine, they have that right. The organizations also have the right to use the tools signed in their respective collective bargaining agreements.

    Sit on it d Watson

  3. Agreed. If Easterbury told Watson he’d be consulted for either the GM or Head Coach, then keep your word and do it. Personally, I’d have told his reps we’d like his views on potential coaches, but would never have asked him for his take on GMs, which he, nor I really, am qualified to make judgements on. Now, if I’m the owner, sure seems like Easterbury has pissed a lot of folks off and let O’Brien make stupid trades…Why are they keeping him around?

  4. Matthew Stafford played in Detroit for 10 plus years now this watson guy is crying after four years. The dude was not even the first QB pick in the draft he should be thanking Houston for choosing him.

  5. I wouldn’t trade him, I would make him be a professional and honor the contract HE signed. If NFL teams start caving to these type of demands they will be no better than trash TV, the NBA.

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