Deshaun is done with Houston.
According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the future former Houston Texans quarterback has made it clear that he has no plans to play another snapshot with the team following a meeting with the new coach – Chief David Culley.
According to sources, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson met with new Texans head coach David Culley last Friday. At that meeting, Watson reiterated that he wanted to be traded and told Culley he had no plans to play for the Texans again. No change from the end of Watson. It remains buried.
– Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) 25 February 2021
According to sources, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson met new Texans head coach David Culley last Friday. At that meeting, Watson reiterated that he wanted to be traded and told Culley he didn’t “had no intention of playing for the Texans again. No change from Watson. He remains buried,” Graziano’s tweet read.
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The news, which is not new but is being confirmed, follows reports that the Texans refuse to answer a phone call regarding Watson’s availability, which means the divorce between the player and the team could be long, complicated and prolonged over the next few months.
The #Texans remain reluctant to discuss QB Deshaun Watson with other teams, some of which have resorted to leaving voicemails with commercial offers, the sources say.
Watson recently spoke briefly to coach David Culley, but the two still haven’t met in person. Houston doesn’t move.
– Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) 25 February 2021
The schism between the Texans and Watson has increased this offseason, coming off the heels of a tumultuous 4-12 season. Reports suggest Watson was disappointed with the way the organization handled its search for coaching and general manager, refusing to listen to the quarterback’s suggestions for potential interviews.
Earlier on February 25, Watson sent a cryptic tweet:
Loyalty is everything. NEVER forget it.
– Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) 25 February 2021
“Loyalty is everything. NEVER forget it,” Watson’s tweet read.
The 25-year-old franchise passer had his best season in the league in 2020, totaling 4,823 yards, 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions in 16 games. The team fired head coach Bill O’Brien mid-season.
The Texans have turned to former Baltimore receivers coach Culley as the new head coach for the 2021 season and beyond. He will likely have to sail this season without Watson as a QB.