Just win baby!!!
Same way Seattle got Russell to waive his.How do you get him to waive the NTC in that scenario?
Tell him, "you're going to Washington."
He says no.
Tell him, "you're going to Denver."
He says ok.
Russell Wilson told Seattle there were three teams he'd waive his NTC for. Denver was on the list, Washington wasn't.
I'd ask Watson for three teams he would waive his NTC for. If he doesn't produce a list, he doesn't get traded, he doesn't play for Houston, he doesn't get $35M.
I understand some like the drop them & grab your ankles negotiation tactics, but Houston will continue to be Houston if they don't change