SJ - June 15, 2021
Deshaun Watson's future in Houston is still up in the air. After 2o plus sexual assault lawsuits were filed against him, the Texans appear to be more willing to part ways with their franchise quarterback. With that said, he still remains on the roster and there are reportedly teams still interested in him.
A decision on Watson's future with the organization could be coming soon. Texans general manager Nick Caserio hinted that the franchise could be making a decision prior to training camp.
From Pro Football Talk:
“We’re taking it one day at a time and really control the things we can control,” Caserio said in an appearance on Sports Radio 610, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, when asked whether the organization has addressed the Watson situation with the other players on the team. “The players have been focused on their attitude and their approach in the building, and they’ve handled everything very well.”
Caserio tried to repeat the team’s non-talking talking points about Watson, but Caserio made a potentially telling remark.
“I don’t have any additional comments about anything,” Caserio said. “I think we’re respectful of what’s happening, respectful of the process and everybody that’s involved. The most important thing is for all of us, the coaches and players and myself included, is to focus on the things we can control. As we get more information, as we get closer to training camp, we’ll try to make the best decision for the Houston Texans, whatever that entails.”
Whatever that decision is, it's highly unlikely that Watson plays in the NFL this season. He's probably not going to be traded either. If they were going to cut him I would think that would have already happened as well.
They're probably going to announce something that makes it clear he's not taking the field for the Texans this season. Not as exciting as cutting him or pulling off some sort of miracle trade scenario.