Rumor Deshaun Watson wants out of Houston?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by VondyP, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. Titanic_Sub

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    "Last year, players who opted out received $150,000 of their salary, roster bonuses and workout bonuses, but lost their remaining 2020 salary. "

    Why would Watson do this though? I don't understand. 21 mill to play somewhere you don't want to beats 150k to not play at all I'd imagine?
     
  2. TitanMark

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    If the Texans play hardball it hurts them for him to sit out. That’s why. He already has the money.
     
  3. Dman5TX

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    Exactly! Him saying he will sit out is just trying to force their hand. No way he actually does though and I think the Texans are prepared to call his bluff.

    This is why I have been saying Watson has no leverage. If he sits Texans save millions and get high draft picks to help then rebuild. They obviously want him to play but if he doesn’t, they save money and get high draft picks.
     
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  4. Chronos

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    Watson is playing the long game. I am sure he will sit out. He has the money to sacrifice and he has public opinion on his side. I believe he does have leverage and will force a trade. The longer it goes on, the lower the return for Houston.
     
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  5. Blake7511

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    If I’m the Titans I at least call the Texans about Watson.
     
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  6. Chronos

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    That ain’t gonna happen. With their offensive output, it wouldn’t be worth the money. Plus, f the Texans do trade, it will not be within the division.
     
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  7. TitanMark

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    Bingo! The team has NO leverage and they are stupid for not trading him before the draft when they could get crazy draft rich off of it. The Texans won’t be good for years if they keep Watson. They have a **** if they trade him and get a young QB on a rookie deal and a ton of picks.

    To say Watson has no leverage is just, well, I don’t know how stupid that is.

    The Texans will trade him. they just announced they aren’t tagging or signing Will Fuller. Watson would have demanding he come back if he was staying, No way they keep Watson and play hardball with him. No way.
     
  8. Doc

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    He should just get fat and start throwing with his hand. I mean, that would be great for the Titans.
     
  9. Dman5TX

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    His value does not decrease if the Texans aren’t even taking phone calls for him.
     
  10. Chronos

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    If it goes past the draft, his “bounty” will decrease and teams that might have traded for him may draft a QB high. The urgency and value always seems to drop post draft on trade prospects. The iron is hot now, and the bidding will be stronger now, before any other options unfold for teams who may want him.
     
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