Deshaun Watson’s name was back in the news on Monday after the Cleveland Browns cut fifth-string quarterback Josh Rosen.
The Browns obviously feel that Jacoby Brissett, Kellen Mond and Joshua Dobbs are good enough to bridge the gap now that there are only seven more weeks until they get back the services of their controversial $230 million quarterback.
While all of that was going on, Watson’s former team, the Houston Texans, also made a move that brought the suspended QB’s name back up in conversation among NFL fans.
Fans asked. Mr. McNair delivered.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) October 10, 2022
The Houston Texans, who got their first win of the season by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars for the ninth straight time on Sunday, are now in the midst of their bye week.
So, to keep the cashiers at the Houston Texans’ Team Shop at NRG Stadium busy this week they are offering 44% off a new jersey if fans want to exchange select former players’ jerseys.
44%… have to love the pettiness.
The Houston Texans will let fans exchange any jersey of a player they acquired from 2017 on
As an added bonus, the Texans are not limiting this new deal to just Deshaun Watson jerseys. Texans fans can also trade in the jerseys of select Texans players originally acquired during the 2017 to 2021 seasons. (Watson was drafted in 2017.)
That little caveat means Houston football fans won’t be able to swap their J.J. Watt jerseys or the jerseys of other former Texans like DeAndre Hopkins or David Carr.
“If you are exchanging a Limited or Elite jersey, please allow 3 to 6 weeks for our Team Shop to complete your jersey. Game Jerseys are available immediately in-store!” the Texans’ website reads, adding, “You must bring the jersey you are exchanging to the Team Shop to receive a coupon.”
That means if you want a new jersey with a current player’s name and number on it before Deshaun Watson and the Browns visit Houston on December 4th you better get moving, as in visiting Houston or else you’re sh-t out of luck.
Perhaps if there were more promotions similar to this by major sports teams the burning of high-dollar jerseys will cease? Yeah, probably not. Especially based on several of the comments on Twitter.
Me looking for my 4 jersey at the landfill pic.twitter.com/L6qWQR7NB1— Al Michaels Burner (@AlMichaelsBurn) October 10, 2022
“I knew this would come right after i threw mine away,” someone else replied.
Believe me when I say I won’t be parting ways with my Brandon Weeden Texans jersey!!— Christian Ertel (@christianertel) October 10, 2022
“Finally I can get rid of my Barkevious Mingo and Senio Kelemente jerseys,” another Texans fan tweeted.
What about Brock Oswieler?????— Kathleen Duggan (@katlab2013) October 10, 2022
“What about fans outside of the state, you idiots? How did you mess up something so simple that should of been done already?” another fan wrote, echoing the sentiments of many others on Twitter.
I donated mine, its in Ghana now.— Pete (@my_name_a_pete) October 10, 2022