Deshaun Watson appears to be serious about wanting out of Houston.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Watson had officially requested a trade from the team.
Deshaun Watson officially has requested a trade from the Houston Texans, per league sources. He actually did it weeks ago. Their new head-coaching hire, David Culley, has not and will not alter Watson’s thinking.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 28, 2021
Watson has since removed all mentions of the “Texans” from his social media pages as he continues to beef with the team this offseason.
Deshaun Watson updated his social media profiles from Texans photo to simply 'athlete' Watson has requested trade and is dug into stance of not wanting to play for team again. Texans steadfast they don't want to trade him. Staredown continues pic.twitter.com/n38BaZIYHN
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 30, 2021
Despite all that the Texans seem adamant about not trading Watson this offseason. On Friday, newly hired Texans GM Nick Caserio told the media he had zero interest in trading Watson and was looking forward to working with his QB during spring training camp.
“Organizationally, I just want to reiterate our commitment to Deshaun Watson,” “He’s had a great impact on this organization, a great impact on a lot of people, a great impact on this team, and we look forward to the opportunity to spend more time with him here this spring once we get started.
“And, you know, we have zero interest in trading the player. We have a great plan, a great vision for him and for this team and his role on our team. We look forward to the opportunity to spend more time with him here this spring.”
It’s going to be interesting to see which side caves first in the Texans-Deshaun Watson drama this offseason.