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Should we trade Watson?

Should we trade Watson?

  • Yes, without a doubt.

  • Yes, depending on compensation (please list your trade scenario).

  • No, never.

  • No, unless he plays hardball and sits.


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IDEXAN

Hall of Fame
Contributor's Club
Why would another team trade for Watson?
I dunno do you mean trade for him at this time given the mess he currently finds himself stuck in ?
With so much uncertainty outstanding about his future maybe a potential trading partner might think he could acquire DW4
at such a deep discount he might be willing to take on the risk ?
 

IDEXAN

Hall of Fame
Contributor's Club
Have a little hypothetical to provoke a little discussion here ?
Ok what would you accept from a trading partner right now before the 2021 Draft to be done with DW4 forever ?
If any team drafting in the top 10 offered us their 2021 first round pick along with their 2021 second round pick this year I'd say adios MoFo.
Short of that I'm sticking with it and see happens to DW4, and taking our chances to get more, maybe much later on, or maybe nothing ?
 

banned1976

All Pro
Have a little hypothetical to provoke a little discussion here ?
Ok what would you accept from a trading partner right now before the 2021 Draft to be done with DW4 forever ?
If any team drafting in the top 10 offered us their 2021 first round pick along with their 2021 second round pick this year I'd say adios MoFo.
Short of that I'm sticking with it and see happens to DW4, and taking our chances to get more, maybe much later on, or maybe nothing ?
First and foremost, I wouldn't trade him to these teams: the AFC South, New England.

Compensation for him starts at three 1st round picks, IMO. There are teams in need of a quarterback that could wait for Watson for a year if he's ineligible for 2021. The Jets are going to draft Zach Wislon so I doubt the Texans could get the maximum value from them. Carolina has signaled they're out on Watson.

The problem for Caserio is, he and the Texans took a hard stance in not even talking to teams about trading Watson before the sexual assault scandal blew up. So if they want to have a seat at the table and play this game, they would be coming from a position of weakness. At this point it would behoove the Texans to stand pat with Watson. Wait until the season has already started and hope that one of the teams that think they're ready to compete in 2021 suddenly find themselves desperate for a quarterback. Maybe Tua gets benched due to performance or injury related issues and Miami comes back into play.

The Texans still have another problem to contend with and that is Watson's no trade clause. If Watson has an ounce of common sense he'd waive that clause. The teams he wanted to go to before the scandal might not want him now.
 

steelbtexan

King of the W. B. Club
Contributor's Club
Any like minded individuals here think that Watson is going to remain a Houston Texan for the remainder of his career? With the damage done and the publicized "Let Watson learn his lesson" coming from his own camp, it is easy for me to see Watson turning his back on his camp and looking to the Texans for support. I am beginning to think with DW4's trade value plummeting, Taylor may just be a stop gap QB while Watson deals with his legal issues and possible suspension. When he is cleared to play, I believe it will be in a Texans uni.

Watson and the Texans will walk off into the sunset together having wronged each other and survived.

On a side note. I think the Culley offense could fit Watson very well, and a Tandem of Watson (starter) and Taylor (backup) could be a good one.
You really think Janice McNair is down with the Oily Watson being the face of HER franchise?

Unfreaking believeable
 

steelbtexan

King of the W. B. Club
Contributor's Club
Have a little hypothetical to provoke a little discussion here ?
Ok what would you accept from a trading partner right now before the 2021 Draft to be done with DW4 forever ?
If any team drafting in the top 10 offered us their 2021 first round pick along with their 2021 second round pick this year I'd say adios MoFo.
Short of that I'm sticking with it and see happens to DW4, and taking our chances to get more, maybe much later on, or maybe nothing ?
Yes and I would trade him to whatever team gave me the most draft capital. In division/Pats/Cowboys etc....
 

steelbtexan

King of the W. B. Club
Contributor's Club
First and foremost, I wouldn't trade him to these teams: the AFC South, New England.

Compensation for him starts at three 1st round picks, IMO. There are teams in need of a quarterback that could wait for Watson for a year if he's ineligible for 2021. The Jets are going to draft Zach Wislon so I doubt the Texans could get the maximum value from them. Carolina has signaled they're out on Watson.

The problem for Caserio is, he and the Texans took a hard stance in not even talking to teams about trading Watson before the sexual assault scandal blew up. So if they want to have a seat at the table and play this game, they would be coming from a position of weakness. At this point it would behoove the Texans to stand pat with Watson. Wait until the season has already started and hope that one of the teams that think they're ready to compete in 2021 suddenly find themselves desperate for a quarterback. Maybe Tua gets benched due to performance or injury related issues and Miami comes back into play.

The Texans still have another problem to contend with and that is Watson's no trade clause. If Watson has an ounce of common sense he'd waive that clause. The teams he wanted to go to before the scandal might not want him now.
Doubtful any team will have the cap space to make an in season trade.

Right now I think DW4's more concerned with a get out of jail card and probably another massage or 2 than his NTC.
 

IDEXAN

Hall of Fame
Contributor's Club
First and foremost, I wouldn't trade him to these teams: the AFC South, New England.

Compensation for him starts at three 1st round picks, IMO. There are teams in need of a quarterback that could wait for Watson for a year if he's ineligible for 2021. The Jets are going to draft Zach Wislon so I doubt the Texans could get the maximum value from them. Carolina has signaled they're out on Watson.

The problem for Caserio is, he and the Texans took a hard stance in not even talking to teams about trading Watson before the sexual assault scandal blew up. So if they want to have a seat at the table and play this game, they would be coming from a position of weakness. At this point it would behoove the Texans to stand pat with Watson. Wait until the season has already started and hope that one of the teams that think they're ready to compete in 2021 suddenly find themselves desperate for a quarterback. Maybe Tua gets benched due to performance or injury related issues and Miami comes back into play.

The Texans still have another problem to contend with and that is Watson's no trade clause. If Watson has an ounce of common sense he'd waive that clause. The teams he wanted to go to before the scandal might not want him now.
You make some very good points, very persuasive.
Good stuff !
 

Number19

Hall of Fame
Right now, as things stand, Watson is under contract to the Texans and will be fined if he doesn't participate in training camp or refuses to play games. OTA's, I think are voluntary, but a few are mandatory. Will his fines begin if he misses these?
 

theCATALYST

Football Messiah
You really think Janice McNair is down with the Oily Watson being the face of HER franchise?

Unfreaking believeable
I only know what I read here.....things like the McNairs are cheap.......the McNairs only care about profits........the McNairs are bumbling owners..........we will never win a championship with the McNairs as owners. Any of this sound familiar? Having received my Texans education on these boards, I am more apt to think Janice would offer to Oil Watson down with "cuck" Cal watching before she would trade him away.
 

texanhead08

All Pro
I only know what I read here.....things like the McNairs are cheap.......the McNairs only care about profits........the McNairs are bumbling owners..........we will never win a championship with the McNairs as owners. Any of this sound familiar? Having received my Texans education on these boards, I am more apt to think Janice would offer to Oil Watson down with "cuck" Cal watching before she would trade him away.
I doubt Janice knows what zipcode she lives in at this point.
 

Texian

Hall of Fame
Well its over guys n gals there is no way we trade him now our asset is on pause and well i guess we will have to wait till next year
I agree. Pre sexual allegations I had determined DW4's value to be worth 6000 trade value points. Today we don't even know if he will play in 2021. We also don't the mindset of Janice or the Texans. She might want him gone as quickly as it is feasibly possible. Like DW4, Janice may never want him to play in a Texans uniform again. If he does not play in 2021 then 2022 he will be traded. I'm afraid the value of trade will be much like the Hopkins trade. At this point, IMO we will be lucky if Texans get 3000 trade value points for DW4.
 

steelbtexan

King of the W. B. Club
Contributor's Club
I agree. Pre sexual allegations I had determined DW4's value to be worth 6000 trade value points. Today we don't even know if he will play in 2021. We also don't the mindset of Janice or the Texans. She might want him gone as quickly as it is feasibly possible. Like DW4, Janice may never want him to play in a Texans uniform again. If he does not play in 2021 then 2022 he will be traded. I'm afraid the value of trade will be much like the Hopkins trade. At this point, IMO we will be lucky if Texans get 3000 trade value points for DW4.
This should be a given,

If this goes to trial, the Texans will be lucky to get two 1st rd picks for DW4. How much did the Eagles pay for Vick?
 


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