Deshaun Watson Reportedly 'Extremely Unhappy' with Houston Texans
There could be a big problem in Houston this offseason.
Star quarterback Deshaun Watson is apparently "extremely unhappy" with the Texans organization after the franchise hired former Patriots executive Nick Caserio as general manager, according to NFL Media and ESPN.
#Texans QB Deshaun Watson is extremely unhappy with the organization after owner Cal McNair informed him he would be involved in the GM and coach hiring process and provide feedback… but then did neither in the hire of GM Nick Caserio, sources say.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 8, 2021
The three-time Pro Bowler, who was already upset at the organization for trading away DeAndre Hopkins for nearly nothing last offseason, gave his opinion on multiple general manager candidates but was ignored by Texans owner Cal McNair. Watson wasn't informed of the team hiring Caserio as he found out about the hiring on social media.
This comes off a 4-12 season for the Texans with no light at the end of the tunnel due to poor management from former coach and general manager Bill O'Brien. But O'Brien was empowered by McNair, who has angered his franchise QB so much that there are rumors Watson could ask for a trade.
Watson signed a four-year, $156 million extension in the offseason that includes a no-trade clause. That's really the only leverage Watson has as he's under contract through the 2025 campaign.
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