Texans Raised Their Asking Price for Deshaun Watson After Growing Possibility His Lawsuits Would Be Settled

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SJ - November 1, 2021

Last week it was believed that Deshaun Watson was going to be traded by the deadline.  Now it doesn't seem likely.

According to the latest report, the Texans have raised their asking price.  This happened after the growing possibility that Watson would settle his lawsuits.

From Pro Football Talk:

A week ago, the Texans and Dolphins were closing in on a deal for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Per multiple sources, the Dolphins wanted Watson to settle the 22 civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. Per multiple sources, once the Texans caught wind of the growing possibility that the 22 civil lawsuits would be settled, their price for Watson went up.

With no deal ever in place (and the Dolphins would concede that a deal was never reached), the Texans were free to ask for more, if/when they sensed that the Dolphins would be getting Watson with one of the two major branches of his legal portfolio resolved. (The 10 pending criminal complaints will remain in place until a grand jury decides whether to charge Watson.)

The Texans don't want Deshaun Watson and it sounds like they don't want anyone else to have him either.  They want the house and the vacation home in the divorce.  The Dolphins don't seem to be willing to do that.


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