In the past few weeks, the relationship between quarterback Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans has gone sour. After a long season of the team underperforming for another year, experts predict Watson will want out.
Furthermore, the Texans front office has failed to include their star Quarterback in much of their decision making regarding hiring a new general manager and head coach.
Dick Vermeil Sounds Off
NFL coaching legend Dick Vermeil took a pretty stark angle on the situation.
“I think they change his diapers, OK?” Vermeil said on the Texans’ handling of Deshaun Watson. “Nowhere in his contract does it say that he’s involved in making the decisions of who coaches or who leads the organization.”
“He’s a great NFL football player and always has been a great kid,” Vermeil added, giving credit to the Pro Bowl quarterback. “But I think he just shuts his mouth and becomes a better football player and lead the football team and let the leaders of the organization lead him.”
Texans Great Weigh In on Deshaun Watson Situation
Many NFL players and coaches have weighed in on the situation down in Houston. Some agree with Deshaun Watson in his disagreement with the organization. Most of those who outspokenly agreed with the quarterback are former teammates of him such as Andre Johnson and Deandre Hopkins.
Obviously, Vermeil doesn’t feel the same.
“If I’m Deshaun Watson I will stand my ground,” Johnson said, backing up the Houston quarterback. “The Texans organization is known for wasting players’ careers. Since Jack Easterby has walk into the building nothing good has happened in/for the organization and for some reason someone can’t seem to see what’s going on. Pathetic!!!”
Deandre Hopkins also chipped in on Twitter, simply reposting Johnson’s Tweet about Deshaun Watson. “When Dre speak listen,” he added.
Houston, We Have A Problem…
Deshaun Watson is not the only athlete who is butting heads in Houston. Earlier this week, long-time Houston Rockets Guard James Harden finally got out of Houston. The 2018 NBA MVP has asked repeatedly for a trade since the beginning of the season. Yesterday, his demands were finally met.
This comes just a week after the Houston Rockets traded Russel Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall. With James Harden’s trade to the Brooklyn Nets, the Rockets completed their full team makeover.
Now, they have the combination of John Wall and Victor Olidipo in the backcourt plus a plethora of new faces. With Harden playing worse than he has in his career, perhaps the trade was mutually beneficial.
Only time will tell if Deshaun Watson will get the trade he desperately wants, or if he can repair the damage to his relationship with the Houston Texans.