Yesterday, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was eyeing the commerce market. Particularly, Fowler reported that Watson had the Bucs and Vikings on his radar. These are the primary dependable reviews of groups Watson has been fascinated with since final season. However right this moment, NFL reporter Josina Anderson says Watson’s agent, David Mulugheta, denied the identification of any groups as commerce targets.
I spoke with Deshaun Watson’s agent. He says there isn’t any fact that Watson is eyeing the Bucs, Vikings or any groups forward of free company. “We haven’t had any talks amongst ourselves or with groups about doable locations as we’re centered on clearing Deshaun’s title at the moment.”
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 17, 2022
Anderson speaks often to brokers and even some gamers, so there isn’t a motive to doubt her report. Nonetheless, it’s value noting that Watson’s agent is probably going overlaying his personal butt right here. After all he and Watson have had conversations about potential commerce locations that the veteran quarterback prefers. They could have even spoken to some groups. However the tampering interval has not but opened within the NFL. If Watson is ultimately traded to the Bucs or Vikings, the reviews may spur on an investigation.
Plus, as Fowler wrote yesterday, all Watson’s consideration needs to be on his authorized state of affairs.
“Watson is the defendant in 22 civil circumstances filed by ladies in 4 states alleging sexual assault or inappropriate conduct throughout therapeutic massage classes. His authorized points stay unresolved, and whether or not the league suspends him beneath the non-public conduct coverage is unsure. The expectation league-wide, nonetheless, is that the Texans will as soon as once more discover commerce choices for Watson, presumably across the begin of the brand new league 12 months March 16 or the NFL draft in late April.”
So, the dance continues. We all know the Bucs are doing their homework on Watson. However proper now, it’s unrealistic to consider the previous star quarterback shall be moved till his authorized state of affairs is resolved. A deposition for the Professional Bowler is on the horizon, set to happen someday subsequent week.