As the NFL trading deadline approaches, the questions about Deshaun Watson’s landing in a new situation also emerge. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that several teams are interested in acting for Watson. These include the Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, and Philadelphia Eagles. Rapoport also noted that Watson will likely remain eligible to play – as he is now – even if traded by the Houston Texans.
The Texans essentially put Watson on paid vacation. He’s been a healthy scratch every week and it’s clear he won’t be playing for the team in 2021. With Watson facing 22 sexual assault allegations, many wonder what exactly the NFL will do with Watson. Since the start of the season, not a word has come from the league office.
The NFL is waiting for a grand jury to decide whether Watson will be prosecuted for sexual assault. He was sued by 22 women and 10 women have filed criminal charges. Watson could face a suspension even if he isn’t charged.
The Houston Chronicle writer was dismissed for commenting on Deshaun Watson’s prosecutors.
At this point, Watson remains a hot commodity to several NFL teams looking to find a franchise quarterback whether he plays or not. Will it be selected before the trading deadline?
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