The light at the end of the tunnel can finally be seen for Houston Texans fans. Since the Harris County Grand Jury did not find enough evidence to charge quarterback Deshaun Watson with sexual assault, numerous NFL teams are displaying interest in trading for the franchise star.
The market is heating up with a trade likely to be completed before the 2022 NFL Draft in late April. The Texans are expected to grant interested teams permission to speak with Watson and said teams understand the asking price - three first-round picks and more, with general manager Nick Caserio also desiring two starter-caliber players on rookie-scale contracts.
To get a deal done, Watson would need to approve of his destination and waive his no-trade clause. This provides a slight roadblock but not substantial enough to truly derail a deal. Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks proved they could work cohesively together to find a trade partner worthy of waiving his no-trade clause and Watson has publicly announced his desire to rebuild his image - playing nice with Caserio would be a first step.
This article will discuss four potential trade packages, keeping in mind the perspective of the team trading for Watson, why Watson would want to play for said team and then analysis on the deal itself. Let's do this thing.