The city of Houston is having a rough 2021.
A few days after the saga between James Harden and the Rockets ended in the team trading their franchise player, the second face of Houston sports may be on his way out as well.
On ESPN’s NFL Countdown on Saturday (h/t Garrett Stepien of 247Sports), Adam Schefter noted Watson “is one unhappy camper and has no plans to be with the Houston Texans anytime soon—if ever.”
Also on NFL Countdown, Chris Mortensen noted a source said “that unless [Texans CEO] Cal McNair can fire himself, Deshaun Watson is not about to change his mind that he does not want anything to do with the Texans going forward.”
According to Barshop, the two inciting incidents were Houston’s trade of DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals in March and the recent hiring of Nick Caserio as general manager, whilst not bothering to interview Watson’s preference and even neglecting to tell Watson of their decision
The Texans have yet to hire a new head coach after firing Bill O’Brien last season, but McNair said the team wants Watson to participate in the process.