Deshaun Watson landed on the NFL’s Top 100 list this weekend.
On Sunday, the NFL Network continued releasing its top 100 players for 2021 when it was announced that Watson occupied the No. 18 spot. What followed, however, was an incredibly awkward and cringe-worthy video segment that’s usually reserved for highlights.
During Watson’s reel, the voiceover gave us a very gloomy narration regarding Watson’s ongoing legal saga off the field.
“Nobody knows when Deshaun Watson will take the field again,” the video stated. “His future is uncertain.”
"Nobody knows when (PLAYER) will take the field again, his future is uncertain," is how most of these videos start, right? pic.twitter.com/tOTDqQzyxJ
— Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) August 22, 2021
Of course, Twitter had some thoughts.
“This sounds like the beginning of a Netflix crime docuseries,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another added that if you did not know about the ongoing sexual misconduct allegations and investigation, you would think that Watson is currently lost at sea.
If you had no idea about the Deshaun Watson situation and you watched this clip you prolly thinking this Mf lost at sea the way they talking about him https://t.co/8wzgM13Zn4
— 🇲🇦 (@Youbii) August 22, 2021
Here are some of the other reactions from social media.
This looks more like the beginning of a crime doc than an NFL 100 highlight clip https://t.co/e3GX0COtcn
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 22, 2021
shit sounds like those ted bundy documentaries https://t.co/sZIn6uz7Wu
— 💫hubb💫 (@54hubb) August 22, 2021
THE NFL TO WATSON https://t.co/mzJBW4RVil pic.twitter.com/OSm1OBowCt
— BB (@Beehighb534) August 22, 2021
Damn this shit dark af lol https://t.co/IMuqGNSocB
— NPJC 🇵🇷 (@soynelsonelrey) August 22, 2021
Did that boy so dirty 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/hDsY5JPikT
— Cunningggg 🦇 (@Cunningggg) August 22, 2021
Recently, reports surfaced that trade talks for Watson were “heating up” between the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles. Whether that leads to an official deal remains to be seen.
Watson is facing 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct. The 25-year-old All-Pro signal-caller, however, has adamantly denied the allegations against him.