Now that is fascinating.
ESPN Upstate Radio in South Carolina reviews Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has a listing of three groups to which he would approve a commerce.
On Monday, sources advised Offsides with Marc Ryan that whereas the checklist might not be finalized and the state of affairs stays fluid, there are three groups that Watson has expressed willingness to approve a commerce to: the New York Jets, the Miami Dolphins, and the Carolina Panthers.
It’s been a winter to overlook for Watson, who was frozen out of the decision-making course of in Houston which led to the hiring of normal supervisor Nick Caserio and head coach David Culley. That prompted the 25-year-old Watson to request a commerce.
The Texans have fairly publicly stated they don’t have any curiosity it buying and selling Watson, a three-time Professional Bowl choice.
Nevertheless the Texans had no drawback granting defensive finish J.J. Watt’s request to be launched.
As well as, the Detroit Lions granted quarterback Matthew Stafford’s request for a commerce. So did the Philadelphia Eagles with Carson Wentz.
But Watson stays caught in Houston, the place he led the NFL with 4,823 passing yards this season, an unbelievable feat contemplating that one 12 months in the past, the Texans traded extensive receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals.
Buying and selling Watson gained’t be straightforward. His four-year, $156 million contract incorporates a no-trade clause, in keeping with ESPN. However one factor to bear in mind: In keeping with Spotrac, Watson will earn a base wage of $10.5 million in 2021, whereas carrying a cap hit of $15.9 million. Each are team-friendly numbers for anybody trying to commerce for the QB. And whereas his cap hit jumps in subsequent years, Watson’s contract might be renegotiated to mitigate his price.
However till the Texans’ entrance workplace provides in, none of that issues.
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