The main reason why Deshaun Watson refuses to play for the Houston Texans ever again is due to the deteriorating relationship between he and team owner Cal McNair.
Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer joined The Toucher and Rich Podcast to discuss the Watson situation and the speed bumps preventing the Dolphins from pulling the trigger on a trade.
“The owner and Watson freaking hate each other,” Breer said. “The owner hates Deshaun.”
Both sides clearly want a trade to happen sooner rather than later, but Watson’s legal problems off the field are holding things up, as teams are scared to pull the trigger on a trade in fear that Watson will eventually be placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List or even worse, be charged with a crime.
Watson has been mentioned in countless trade rumors over the past few months.
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans could have a trade that would send Watson to the Miami Dolphins done by this week.
“The Texans could finally be getting closer to trading quarterback Deshaun Watson to the Miami Dolphins — a team they play Nov. 7,” McClain wrote, via the Houston Chronicle. “Even though the NFL trading deadline isn’t until Nov. 2, a deal could go down this week, according to people familiar with the negotiations.”
Last season, Watson had 4,823 passing yards and 33 touchdowns for the Texans.