The Houston Texans continue to say what they have been saying for a while now – they have zero desire to trade their star quarterback Deshaun Watson.
The interest for the Pro Bowl quarterback is quite high right now, especially after the player said that he wanted to be traded, despite signing a four-year extension several months ago.
The Texans have been reluctant to engage in any trade talk though. They have even gone as far as not to answer phone calls when they knew that the team calling was trying to present a trade offer. Instead, they sent trade proposals straight to voice mail.
Not Consulted About the New Coach
Deshaun Watson is unhappy with how he has been treated by the Texans’ hierarchy. He was particularly dismayed by the franchise’s decision not to consult him when they made their choice for a head coach.
The Texans have recently appointed David Culley as their new head coach and Watson was not happy that the organization didn’t consider the names he provided. David Culley was not part of Watson’s list.
The star quarterback is said to have had no problem with the Texans going for Culley and he had nothing against the man himself. Moreover, he reportedly admires the fact that the rookie head coach has worked very hard to get to where he is now.
However, what bothered and still bothers the Texans’ quarterback is his team’s reluctance to at least consider or contact the names he provided.
Watson recently tweeted that loyalty is everything in life, and he seems to be getting very little recognition for what he has done with the Texans in these past seasons.
The three-time Pro Bowl player has been the stand-out star in the team and is considered as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now and a future Hall of Famer.
His four-year contract extension worth $156 million that he signed in September was a testament to that. However, the signing of that extension seems like a distant memory now.
Repeated His Desire to Be Traded
The fact that Deshaun Watson has recently spoken to David Culley reaffirms the notion that he has nothing against the newly-appointed head coach.
The two didn’t meet in person but talked about what’s coming ahead and Watson once again said that his decision about leaving the Texans remained unchanged.
This means that the stalemate between the Houston Texans and Deshaun Watson will likely drag on for quite some time and can turn into a real saga that neither side will benefit from.
The Texans are reported to haven’t set any deadline regarding a potential trade decision and don’t see the start of free agency and the NFL Draft as two dates by which they have to come to a definitive decision.
As NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport said, the stalemate between the two sides might last for a very, very long time.