Houston Texans Reportedly Reveal Their Asking Price For Deshaun Watson In Potential Trade And It’s A Lot

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The Houston Texans are finally open to trading Deshaun Watson but it’s going to cost a team an arm and a leg.

Over the weekend, Watson showed up to Texans camp to protect his contract and make sure he didn’t get fined despite threats earlier in the year that he was going to sit out unless he was traded.

A day after Watson showed up to camp, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport are reporting that the Texans are now willing to listen to trade offers for Watson but the asking price is at least three first-round picks and more.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen says he’s heard from league executives that the Texans are asking for five high draft picks and starting-caliber players in exchange for Watson.

The big elephant in the room that may scare away teams is the fact that Watson is still facing 22 sexual assault lawsuits that will not be cleared up for some time unless he settles out of court. There’s also still a possibility Watson gets suspended by the NFL under their personal conduct policy.

We’ll have to wait and see if any team bites on a Watson trade before his lawsuits are cleared up.

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