Trio Of Teams Still Reportedly Interested In Deshaun Watson

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Before all the sexual assault claims against Deshaun Watson, there were trade rumors that said that Watson wanted out of Houston, that he no longer wanted to play for the Texans.

As Watson ran into legal drama, the football rumors went away. Everything focused on the 22 civil suits alleging sexual misconduct against Watson.

But it appears football hasn’t given up on the idea of a Watson trade. Instead, several teams remain interested in the star quarterback.

According to Matt Lombardo of Fansided, who cited conversations with multiple league executives, those teams are the Las Vegas Raiders, Miami Dolphins and Washington Football Team.

Of course, new Texas general manager Nick Caserio can no longer expect any sort of large return if he is, in fact, able to move Watson.

“I think the mega-deal is gone,” an AFC personnel executive told FanSided.

So, who would be the favorite of the three rumored suitors? It’s hard to say, but Lombardo suggested the Football Team would make the most sense.

“Given that the NFC East remains wide open, with Washington the defending champions, The Football Team might be best positioned to drop Watson, who passed for a career-high 4,823 yards with 33 touchdowns to seven interceptions last season into a contending roster,” Lombardo wrote.

Right now, Watson’s status is very much up in the air. He may not be able to even play in 2021. He may be out for forever. Who really knows?

But if he’s able to get on the field, he will undoubtedly help a team, perhaps in a major way. And that team likely still won’t be the Texans.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. With everything WFT has dealt with from Snyder on down with the years of sexual harassment I don’t see them touching Watson. The bad PR is finally going away.

    • Right, never bet against Snyder doing something tone-deaf, but bringing in a guy being charged with harassment would be a very bad look given what has happened with the WFT.

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