Trade rumors have begun to circulate involving Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans following the team's disappointing season in 2020. According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Watson's relationship with the Texans has taken a hit during the franchise's head coach and general manager searches.

Cal McNair, the owner of the Texans, seemingly informed Watson that he would be part of the process in hiring a new head coach and general manager. However, according to Rapoport, Houston hired Nick Caserio as their new general manager without conversing with Watson first.

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With that in mind, Watson seems to be upset with the events that led to the hire of Caserio—not the ultimate decision to hire Caserio.

Given how things unfolded, Watson hasn't spoken to the front office of the Texans in the past few days.

Of course, Watson signed a massive extension with the Texans before the 2020 season got underway. Therefore, you would think that Houston would include him in any conversations that pertained to the next head coach or general manager.

This season, despite the Texans finishing with a 4-12 record, Watson compiled a league-best 4,823 passing yards. At the same time, he completed a career-best 70.2 percent of his passes for 33 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.

Watson is also a dangerous runner, which makes him one of the premier quarterbacks in the NFL. Seeing that he just signed an extension, it remains to be seen if Watson ends up requesting a trade from the Texans in the coming months.

With that being said, Houston may want to begin involving Watson in the hiring process for their next head coach to try and salvage their relationship with him. On the other hand, teams across the NFL should be offering an absolute haul for the three-time Pro Bowler.