Professional sports figures make a great deal of money but all too often when it comes to ownership and even coaches; they are little more than commodities to be used and traded like stocks.

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has told Texans head coach David Culley emphatically that he does not want to remain with the team.

Watson has asked to be traded, but so far Texans owner Cal McNair insists that Watson will remain a part of the Texans.

A high profile player, Watson could not only clear up some significant cap space, a trade could garner the Texans plenty of new talent in the form of new players and draft picks.  Currently, the Texans has Watson listed as a franchise quarterback.

Prior to the official start of the 2020 NFL season, Watson had signed a four year contract worth $156 million.  By the end of the season, Watson was one very unhappy player who no longer wishes to play in Houston.

The 2021 NFL version of “silly season” is sure to see several quarterbacks; along with other players, donning new uniforms when the season opens in the fall.  Whether or not Deshaun Watson would be one of them is still up in the air.

feature photo credit: By Jeffrey Beall – Own work, CC BY 4.0,