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Deshaun Watson’s no trade clause puts pressure on the Houston Texans

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Deshaun Watson’s impressive performance over his four years with the Houston Texans has gained him noteworthy quarterback status. Watson started 47 of the Texans’ 48 regular-season games. As the team has declined, Watson still made substantial strides during a difficult 2020 season of 4-12, for example, throwing for 4,823 yards and 33 touchdowns.

Watson has been proving himself valuable since his college ball days at Clemson. While starting off as a freshman with some injury setbacks, he still managed to evolve with impressive strides as a sophomore throwing for 4,109 yards and 35 touchdowns leading the Tigers to the National Championship game (and a victory) while also earning Heisman Trophy runner-up honors.

The quarterback joined the Houston Texans as the 12th-overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Despite his first season complicated due to injury once again, he made the ultimate comeback performing better than ever.

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Which 3 teams is Deshaun Watson willing to be traded too?

With a no-trade clause up his sleeve, all star quarterback Deshaun Watson will have to agree to any trade deal that the Texans wish to move forward with. According to an ESPN Upstate report, Watson would be willing to waive his no-trade clause in favor of joining either the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets or Carolina Panthers. While the Dolphins and Panthers have already been seemingly linked to Watson, talks would be dead before they even started if the quarterback isn’t willing to join those teams.

While Watson still has a ways to go before his potential leave from the Houston Texans, this could give fans of the Dolphins, Jets, and Panthers something to dream about during a cold and long offseason.

The Bears missed out on grabbing Watson ahead of Mitchell Trubisky in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Now they might be willing to give up a lot of future draft picks to acquire Watson for a fresh 2021. There is a general consensus that the Bears should go all in and follow through on a trade for Watson. Reporter Jeff Darlington explained that the Bears might be in enough of a desperate state at quarterback to make such a move.

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