Texans Timeline for Deshaun Watson Trade Revealed

Larry Rupp
A Houston Texans timeline for a Deshaun Watson trade has been revealed.
A Houston Texans timeline for a Deshaun Watson trade has been revealed. / Carmen Mandato/GettyImages

The NFL regular season is about to come to an end and trade rumors are once again starting to circulate about quarterback Deshaun Watson. The Houston Texans have expressed a goal to move their franchise quarterback before the start of free agency, which is set to begin on March 16.

Deshaun Watson Trade Rumors

It seems like only a matter of time before Watson is suiting up in a different uniform. The 26-year-old has not played a single snap this season amid his request for a trade as well as his serious off-the-field legal troubles. Reports claim that some clarity regarding those issues will be coming soon.

The Texans should have no trouble finding suitors for a QB in his prime that has already been named to three Pro Bowls. Houston received several offers involving first-round picks before the NFL trade deadline in November, but ultimately decided to wait until the offseason to sort it all out.

Watson has the arm talent and rushing capabilities to turn around an NFL offense all by himself. The former Clemson standout averages 269.2 passing yards per game to go along with 31.1 yards on the ground in his career. Overall, Watson has posted a reliable 28-25 record as a starting quarterback.

It'll be interesting to see how this storyline heats up throughout the NFL playoffs and upcoming offseason. The Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers remain two of the most likely trade destinations. However, there is no shortage of NFL teams looking for an upgrade at QB.

All things considered, Houston is motivated to get a deal done and acquire some much-needed assets in return. The front office knows how important it is to re-shape this roster in any way possible.

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