Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien addressed quarterback Deshaun Watson's contract situation on Friday night shortly after the conclusion of Round 2 of the NFL draft.

O'Brien said the Texans are hoping to get an extension done with Watson in the near future, saying “We obviously want Deshaun to be our quarterback for a long time.”

Live and breathe the NFL?

🚨 Get viral NFL graphics, memes, rumors and trending news delivered right to your inbox with the Clutch Newsletter.

Ed Werder of ESPN reported Friday the Texans have had “very preliminary” talks with their franchise quarterback, who is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract.

The Texans might hope to reach a long-term contract with Watson. But it seems more likely they will exercise the fifth-year option to keep him under control through 2021. The team can continue negotiating thereafter.

Although O'Brien stated he wants Watson as his quarterback, he has not always acted in Watson's best interest this offseason.

O'Brien made one of the most shocking moves of the new league year, trading All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for running back David Johnson and a host of draft considerations.

Houston's head coach subsequently signed slot receiver Randall Cobb and–in another head-scratcher–traded a second-round pick to acquire Brandin Cooks' massive contract from the Los Angeles Rams.

Watson will certainly have some adjustments to make without Hopkins, though Cobb and Cooks have certainly been productive in previous seasons.

The former Clemson star did receive some good news on Friday. The Texans agreed to an extension with left tackle Laremy Tunsil, ensuring protection for Watson's blindside. This is especially imperative considering Houston has struggled to protect Watson in recent years.

In any case, O'Brien has a stated desire to ink Watson to an extension.