Tyrann Matthieu played NFL analyst on Twitter Thursday. The Kansas City Chiefs cornerback broke down which teams should be paying attention to the trade rumors surrounding Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
In a tweet, Mathieu had some advice for three teams.
Turns out the Honey Badger does care.
Fans of the teams he mentioned relished the idea.
“Deshaun in the Kyle Shanahan offense (with those weapons)….you might be seeing the 49ers in another super bowl!,” one person posted.
“Chicago would make the most sense. A defense in place. Aaron Rodgers close to age 40. And make no mistake, and actual franchise star QB would be treated like a GOD in Chicago. Plus it’s Chicago…major big market franchise for his brand,” someone else wrote.
Whether or not Mathieu has any actual insight on the matter is to be seen. However, he and Watson played together in 2018 and are friends.
Report: Texans Won’t Trade Deshaun Watson — Period
Deshaun Watson played well this season. He led the NFL with 4,823 yards and had 33 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions. But it didn’t equate to wins. The Texans finished the season with a 4-12 record. That disparity in the play isn’t lost on his teammate either. Pro Bowl defensive end JJ Watt apologized to his quarterback after the team’s 41-38 loss Sunday to the Titans.
“Good job, brother. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. We wasted one of your years. I’m sorry. We should have 11 wins,” Watt told Watson, according to NBC Sports.
All of this is grist for the rumor mill, and the Texans want to stop it before it gets out of hand. The team doesn’t plan to trade away the 25 year old — even if he asks.
“Under no circumstances will the Texans trade Watson,” writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, adding that, even if Watson asks for one, “he’s not going anywhere.”
Watson hasn’t said publicly if he wanted out of Texas or not, but he has made some cryptic remarks. For example, shortly after Houston hired Nick Caserio as the team’s general manager, Watson tweeted “Some things never change….” Though, he quickly deleted it. However, he could have also been tweeting about the prosecutor’s decision in Kenosha, Wisc., not to charge police officers with the August shooting of Jacob Blake. That was also announced around the same time as Caserio’s hiring.
Watson is under contact with the Houston Texans until 2026.