With the NFL regular season just around the corner, the Houston Texans are changing their tune about potentially trading star quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Watson previously requested a trade from the team in January.
According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the team has decided to explore trade options after Watson showed up for training camp on Sunday. Of course, any team interested in the All-Pro quarterback would have to provide a strong package of assets.
Pelissero, along with colleague Ian Rapoport, reported that the Texans are looking for “three first-round picks and more.”
When he reported to camp Sunday, Watson was respectful, but his demeanor reiterated he doesn’t want to be in Houston. The question is, will a team step up with the type of massive offer that would compel the #Texans to move him now? Watson also would have to waive his no-trade.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 26, 2021
Watson is facing 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct.
The 25-year-old signal-caller, however, has adamantly denied the allegations against him.