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Report: Texans want three first-rounders, more for Deshaun Watson

Field Level Media
27 Jul 2021, 01:05 GMT+10

First-year general manager Nick Caserio and the Houston Texans are listening to trade offers for quarterback Deshaun Watson, according to multiple reports.

The shift comes after Watson reported to training camp on Sunday. Caserio and head coach David Culley said during the offseason, even after sexual assault and misconduct allegations arose against Watson, that the Texans had "no interest" in trading the franchise quarterback.

Watson signed a four-year, $156 million contract extension last year but frustration from a losing season, the trade of wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and not being involved in discussions surrounding the team's decisions on a new head coach sparked Watson's request.

Watson's personal quarterback coach, Quincy Avery, told ESPN he expected Watson to be traded not long after reporting to camp.

However, the Texans have not yet received any trade offers they consider "serious," according to ESPN.

ESPN reported the Texans' asking price for Watson is "some combination of five high draft picks or players." NFL Network reported the asking price starts at three first-round draft picks.

The team begins training camp on-field practice work on Monday.

How the Texans move forward at quarterback and if they allow Watson to take part in those practices while on the trade block is unclear.

Watson also faces 22 active claims of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior from women he largely met through massage therapy sessions.

--Field Level Media

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