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Growing sense around Texans that a Deshaun Watson trade is inevitable

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Multiple reports have made Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson’s feelings about his team clear, and now it appears a trade that once seemed a possibility might actually be inevitable.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, there are people in the Texans organization who believe that Watson has played his last game for the team.

The 25-year old signal-caller strengthened rumors of a trade after a tweet supposedly referencing his anger level at the Texans.

The Texans promised that Watson would get to have a say in the hiring process for their next general manager and head coach, but instead selected former New England Patriots executive Nick Caserio as the new GM.

This is in addition to the Texans ignoring his suggestions to interview top head coaching candidates around the league and the decision to trade top wide receiver, Deandre Hopkins, to the Arizona Cardinals last year, which also didn’t sit well with the three-time Pro Bowler.

With rumors swirling regarding the possible departure of the team’s franchise quarterback, the Texans’ head coaching vacancy has also suddenly become an undesirable position.

Watson, the 12th overall pick of the 2017 Draft, finished his fourth season in Houston by completing 382 of 544 passes for 4823 yards including 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 16 games. Despite a brilliant individual season, however, the Texans finished with a 4-12 record and missed the playoffs.

Despite the rumors of his impending departure, however, the former Clemson quarterback has not yet formally asked the team for a trade, and with the offseason still in its early days, the Texans still have time to convince their quarterback to change his mind.

This will be one of the primary dramas of the offseason. The New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Washington Football Team, New England Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles all have very unsettled and uncertain quarterback situations, putting them in play for a possible megadeal with the Texans to land Deshaun Watson and change the competitive balance of the NFL in an instant.