If the Houston Texans are going to pull the trigger on a Deshaun Watson trade, they’re going to get a haul of assets back.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that the Texans are asking for quite a bit in exchange for Watson.
According to the ESPN insider, the Texans want a big combination of draft picks and players:
The Houston Texans sought a package of six players and NFL draft picks from teams interested in trading for star quarterback Deshaun Watson this summer, league sources told ESPN.
Whether the package consisted of one player and five draft picks or two players and four picks, the Texans were unwilling to budge from their trade price for Watson, who remains on their roster even though he will not be active for Sunday’s season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
That’s a lot, especially for a player with an uncertain legal future. Watson has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 20 women.
Houston Texans have asked teams for a combination of six players or draft picks in a potential Deshaun Watson trade, per sources.https://t.co/DszCIeWA8S
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2021
For now, things are pretty quiet. The Texans do not plan on playing Watson anytime soon.
Houston will start Tyrod Taylor at quarterback on Sunday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2021
Houston and Jacksonville are set to begin the season at 1 p.m. E.T.