Another star athlete wants to get their talents out of Houston. First Russell Westbrook and James Harden in the NBA, and now superstar quarterback Deshaun Watson has triggered what would be the‘ biggest trade in NFL history’.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the request was made weeks ago but only just being reported officially now.
Watson has some leverage where he can be traded thanks to a ‘no-trade clause’ in his contract. Yes, the four-year $156million contract that he signed in September 2020 making him the second-highest-paid player in total contract value behind Patrick Mahomes half-a-billion deal.
Watson reportedly is looking for a trade to the New York Jets, wanting to link up with new head coach Robert Saleh. The Miami Dolphins are reportedly high-up on the trade-destination list too, with the potential of including rookie Tua Tagovailoa in trade.
The Texans aren’t entirely out of options; they have some financial leverage against Watson being able to fine him $95,877 for missing minicamp, $50,000 per day of training camp missed, plus $620,000(equivalent to one week salary) for each preseason game missed