Deshaun Watson: How high is the Houston Texans QB on the NFL’s Top 100 Networks list?
HOUSTON – It’s unclear when Houston Texans Pro Bowl quarterback Deshaun Watson will play again, or for which team.
Watson has issued a standing trade demand and has a no-trade clause in his $ 156 million contract with no trade developing or imminent at this time, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly. .
Watson’s future clouded by 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual assault and / or sexual misconduct, 10 criminal complaints investigated by the Houston Police Department and a parallel personal conduct policy investigation of the NFL. Watson has not been charged with a felony, and his lawyer, Rusty Hardin, has repeatedly said his client is innocent.
What is clear is Watson’s proven competence. He is ranked 18th on the annual NFL Network’s Top 100 list after posting a record 4,823 passing yards last season and a franchise record of 33 touchdown passes.
Watson showed up at training camp to avoid a daily fine of $ 50,000. He worked out occasionally while dealing with intermittent strain on his calves and ankles. Texans coach David Culley said last week Watson was not injured and was doing as asked. This includes attending meetings and training sessions. He is ranked fourth on the Texans’ depth chart behind Tyrod Taylor, Davis Mills and Jeff Driskel.
Watson could spend the season on the Texans’ 53-player roster as an inactive every week. Unless he’s charged with a felony, he shouldn’t be on the list of exempt NFL commissioners. For now, Watson remains a part of the Texan organization with no changes in sight.
In four seasons in the NFL, the former first-round pick Clemson totaled 14,539 yards, 104 touchdowns and 36 interceptions while rushing for 1,677 yards and 17 touchdowns.