There’s a decent possibility that both JJ Watt and Deshaun Watson will not be with the team next season.
In the Texans’ final game of the season, a dejected Watt was seen consoling Watson and telling him he was sorry the team had “wasted away” one of his years.
"I'm sorry, we wasted one of your years."
Watt to Watson after a tough season. pic.twitter.com/mcTVK3ZeJG
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) January 5, 2021
After the game, Watt said he was unsure about his future with the team.
J.J. Watt was asked if he sees himself playing for the Texans in 2021.
“There’s a whole lot of unknowns, so we’ll see what happens," he said. "I don't have any guarantees left in my contract, so something’s gotta happen one way or another.”
— Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) December 31, 2020
While Watson is currently unhappy with the team we’re learning that Watt might be on his way out of his Houston.
According to Texans’ beat writer John P. Lopez, the Texans are likely to “accommodate and trade’ Watt this offseason. Lopez goes on to report that Watson’s relationship with the Texans is “irreparable.”
Been out of pocket all day doing family stuff, but catching up on texts from sources:
Texans are leaning toward accommodating J.J. and he'll likely be moved. And Deshaun is, in fact, legit alienated.
"Pretty much irreparable," I'm told.
Also: "You'll hear from J.J. next."
— John P. Lopez (@LopezOnSports) January 16, 2021
The Texans could be on the verge of a rebuild if they end up trading both Watt and Watson.