It seems like Deshaun Watson is still deadset on getting traded after falling out with Texans’ owner Cal McNair who he feels is ignoring his recommendations in the team’s hiring process of their next coach.
On Saturday morning, Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero revealed that Watson has told people around him that his preferred destination to get traded to was the NY Jets after they hired Robert Saleh earlier this week.
NEW…Deshaun Watson has a pecking order of teams he’d like to play for. Dolphins aren’t No. 1https://t.co/87INNlJNTl
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) January 23, 2021
Via Miami Herald
Watson this week told people the Jets are his top preference among the teams he’d like to be traded to because they hired Robert Saleh to be their coach and Watson values Saleh so much he wanted the Texans to interview him for their vacant head coach job.
Watson confirmed reports, circulated for several weeks in national media, he’d also welcome playing for the Dolphins but said that is his second choice at this time.”,
Earlier this month, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported that the Texans didn’t bring in Saleh for an interview despite Watson’s recommendation.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Watson recommended not only Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy for a head-coaching interview but also former 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. The Texans during the first week after the regular season ended made a request to interview neither
With Sam Darnold and the #2 pick in the upcoming NFL draft the Jets definitely have enough assets to make a trade intriguing for the Texans.