Deshaun Watson reacts to trade chatter swarming around Texans
The Houston Texans are 1-5 to start the 2020 season, and could easily be regarded as “sellers” ahead of the Nov. 3 trade deadline.
But Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is not concerned with the rumors.
Watson said Wednesday the team will keep the focus on the field as the Texans try to turn their season around:
“We’re going to stick with this team and keep pushing forward,” Watson said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “All of that stuff is just kind of something we wanted to squash because it’s a whole lot of noise and people of course see it on social media.”
Houston has a number of pieces it could look to move in the coming weeks.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported executives around the league feel owner Cal McNair will be pressured to sell, which could lead to some of the team’s top players becoming available:
“Cal knows that a fire sale is probably in order,” said one league source, via La Canfora. “There are people in that organization who would support it. But this is not where he thought he would be in October. This is a new horizon for him.”
La Canfora noted rival executives are targeting the likes of veteran pass rusher Whitney Mercilus and cornerback Bradley Roby. He also reported teams are interested in wide receiver Will Fuller, who is on an expiring contract.
The Texans will be hard-pressed to climb back into the AFC South race with the Tennessee Titans still undefeated and the Colts at 4-2 on the year. But Watson would rather focus on the here and now, and let the business side take care of itself.