Unhappy Deshaun Watson Reportedly Not Interested In Playing For The Jets

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Since the moment unhappy Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson declared he wanted to be traded from the franchise that drafted him in the first round in 2017, the overwhelming sentiment has been that the New York Jets were one of the front runners for his services.

Not so fast.

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported over the weekend that Watson does not have an interest in going to the Big Apple to play for New York, and that two teams that do have the quarterback’s interest are the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos.

The 49ers not only have a number of draft picks to offer if they did go after Watson, but they also could offer Jimmy Garoppolo, who just two years ago was playing in the Super Bowl and could be inserted right into the Texans lineup as the new starter.

Denver currently has Drew Lock as their starter, and there’s no doubt they want to upgrade their QB position. They were already in the mix for Lions QB Matthew Stafford who was ultimately dealt to the Rams.

If the the Jets are truly out of the picture for Watson, it would be a blow to the team as they have enough cap space to make it happen. They could even use current QB Sam Darnold as trade bait.

While Denver and San Francisco are two teams with interest, the Miami Dolphins, Washington Football Team, and Carolina Panthers have also reportedly had their eyes on Watson this offseason.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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  1. Watson is getting more and more full of himself by the day. Is he one of the top QB’s in football…yes, but he gets talked about by the media like he’s an all-timer. He sure loved being a Texan when he signed on the dotted line to get generational money. I don’t care if the front office is a mess, you are getting paid to do the job you do on the field. Start acting like a team leader and show your worth by rising above what’s none of your business and proving you’re good enough to win.

    • People outside Houston just don’t understand the level to which the Texans organization has become a complete dumpster fire over the past year. I don’t know what you do for a living Tim…but let’s just say you’re a lawyer. Your immediate boss is kind of a dumbass, but you’re one of the best at what you do so the firm gives you a bonus and a 3 year contract so you’ll stick around (that contract includes a clause in it that they can fire you at any time for any reason). A couple months later, the partners fire your boss, and let some idiot from HR temporarily run the firm until they can find a replacement. Things get worse and worse. Idiot from HR seems like he’s not really going anywhere. He hires one of his buddies from another firm to be your boss’s boss. Then that guy hires a 65 year old guy with no experience to be your boss. You go to happy hour with some lawyer buddies and tell them about your situation. Every one of them asks you to send them your resume because the partners at their respective firms have brains and are always looking for good talent. What do you do? Do you stay at your current firm out of some sort of misplaced loyalty? Or do you listen to job offers from other firms?

        • Z: lol.. 100.

          Jay: People outside of Houston know how incompetent your team is. They made their coach their GM and let Hopkins go, among other things. They’ve made some dumbass moves but in the grand scheme they’ve been a solid franchise even before Watson got there and have been relevant. Deshaun used to be likeable but he’s turning into a diva. He shouldn’t have signed an extension if he saw the writing on the wall.

          • Nobody saw “in two months Jack Easterby will be the de facto head of the Texans organization for the foreseeable future” written on the wall back in September. He was a nuisance to be sure…but one with seemingly little actual power. And far more likely to be fired than promoted. Then Cal asked us to hold his beer.

  2. Jay i’m having a hard time understanding what your driving at by your comment. So THEY can fire you at any time, that doesn’t mean YOU can break the contract at any time. He can listen to all the offers he wants but he can’t accept them without breaking his contract. Houston owns his ass plain and simple.

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