Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson did not play a game for the team in the 2021-22 NFL season due to his criminal and civil charges of sexual misconduct still not being settled.

It seems that it is just a matter of time until the Texans move on from Watson, but the latest report is that the team is not budging on their asking price for the star quarterback.

Three first-round picks and a total of five to seven assets have been the reported asking price from the Texans since Watson’s allegations came to light. According to The Athletic’s Jeff Howe, the Texans “don’t plan to lessen their asking price for Watson.”

It is worth noting that Watson has a no-trade clause in his contract, so he will need to sign off on any potential landing spot going forward.

There were speculations when the Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores to their coaching staff that they may be interested in Watson given Flores’ interest while being the head coach of the Dolphins. That now appears to be an unlikely landing spot for Watson according to NFL insider Jeremy Fowler.

Watson said last week that he has his eyes on the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for this upcoming offseason, but it will likely come down to who offers the Texans the most in return.

With pending civil and legal cases against Watson, it seems like it would be difficult for teams to give up three first-round picks given the uncertainty that surrounds Watson at this time.

The first day that Watson could be traded from the Texans is March 16th. By then we could have some more clarity in his legal case, but it would not be shocking for this saga with the Texans to go on long into the NFL offseason.

[The Athletic]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.