Deshaun Watson officially requests trade from Houston Texans

The Houston Texans and quarterback Deshaun Watson have a fractured relationship that is irreparable in the eyes of the Pro Bowl signal-caller.  ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday morning that Watson has  officially requested a trade from the franchise that selected him 12th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

On Wednesday evening,  the Texans made their head coaching hire official in David Culley, a longtime NFL assistant coach who spent the last two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.  As Schefter notes, Culley’s hiring did and would not impact Watson’s thinking, and he has requested a trade.

NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah points out that a Watson trade could loom into next season, where Watson’s patience and pocketbook may be tested.

The Texans are coming off a 4-12 season in which Watson led the league in passing yards with 4,823, and finished seventh in passing touchdowns with 33.

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