Houston – A day later when it was reported that Country Watson had requested a trade, new Houston Texas head coach David Culley said during his introductory news conference that he took the job knowing that Watson was Texas’ quarterback.
“He’s the quarterback of the Houston Texans, and that was all I was worried about,” Culli said, when asked about Watson’s position when he was interviewing for the job. “This was all I knew and wanted to do or not do whatever was being said. I know it is all …”
“He’s a Houston Texan. And I wanted to be a Houston Texan. And today I’m in this position, because I know he’s going to be a Houston Texan. The outside stuff that was being said is irrelevant to me.”
Watson, who signed a four-year $ 156 million contract contract in September, is under contract through the 2025 season. He has no trade-clauses, but given the length of his contract and the possibility of franchise-tagging it has been three years, the Texan could give him the option not to trade and would control his rights through the 2028 season .
Watson’s trade request came after he was unhappy with the process used by the team to appoint Nick Cassario in early January.
“Organizationally, just want to reiterate our commitment to Deshon Watson,” said Cassario. “He had a great impact on this organization, a lot of people, a lot of influence on this team and we look forward to the opportunity to spend more time with him this spring, once we get started.
“And we have zero interest in the player’s trading. We have a great plan, a great vision for him and this team, and he has a role on this team, and we’ll spend more time with him this spring Awaiting the opportunity. ” “
If the Texan does not want to trade Watson, he may choose not to report for team activities or training camp, but at a cost. Houston can fine Watson $ 95,877 for a missing minicamp and a $ 50,000 fine per day for each day of training camp, plus a week’s salary – $ 620,000 – for each precision game he missed. Watson chooses to retire, for this reason, the Texans can collect $ 21.6 million.