The fact that former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has grown disgruntled with Texans management has become common knowledge in recent weeks.
While he has not yet officially requested a trade, with each passing week it is now starting to look more likely that Watson may have in fact played his final game as Houston’s starting quarterback.
Now that the New York Jets have hired former 49ers defensive coordinator Richard Saleh as their new head coach, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald is reporting that Watson has made it known that he favors a trade to the Jets more so than anyone else and Saleh’s hiring is one of the reasons why.
Second on his list of trade destinations would be the Dolphins. However, Dolphins general manager Chris Grier has already stated that Tua Tagovailoa will be the teams 2021 starter.
Saleh has spoken highly of Jets 2018 first round pick Sam Darnold, but stopped short of committing to him being the starting quarterback next season. The former Clemson Tiger would most certainly be an upgrade at the position for either of the two teams, though.
Where Watson plays next season is still up in the air, but rest assured, there’s bound to be a few more twists and turns to this story in the coming weeks.