- Houston is shopping QB Deshaun Watson around the league, looking for a trading partner
- The Texans aren’t letting one NFL team meet with Watson, however
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It’s no surprise that the Houston Texans are looking to part ways with QB Deshaun Watson this offseason.
The team has been shopping their former first-round pick around the league, looking for a possible suitor on the trade market. Talks have picked up, with a number of parties showing interest.
Just last week, it was reported that a pair of NFC South rivals had made offers for the gunslinger. The Browns, Seahawks, and Eagles have inquired about the Pro Bowler, too.
While the Texans seem very open to letting Watson meet with pretty much any team he pleases, there is a short list of DO NOT CONTACT organizations with whom Houston won’t negotiate.
We found out who one of those teams was on Monday.
Texans Won’t Let AFC South Rival Speak To Deshaun Watson
Adam Schefter reports that Houston has declined a division member the opportunity to speak with Watson regarding a potential trade. It makes sense as the Texans don’t want to improve the roster of a fellow AFC South competitor.
Houston has declined Indianapolis’ attempt to speak with Deshaun Watson, per source. Houston comfortable trading Watson – just not in the AFC South.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2022
The Colts recently made headlines for trading QB Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders. Now, they’re in search of a new passer to put under center.
That search won’t end with Watson, though. Indianapolis has been forced out of the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes before ever really entering. But, hey, I guess it was worth a shot to ask.
Houston wasn’t thrilled about the thought of having to play against Watson twice a year. While it’s been made clear that the Texans are open to trading their signal caller, it’s evident the Texans won’t negotiate with their AFC South rivals.