By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports activities Author
HOUSTON (AP) — Star quarterback Deshaun Watson has requested a commerce from the Houston Texans, an individual aware of the transfer instructed The Related Press.
The particular person was not licensed to talk publicly concerning the request and spoke to the AP on the situation of anonymity Thursday.
Watson has a no-trade clause in his four-year, $156 million contract, so he might have some management over the place he is perhaps dealt.
A supply instructed The Related Press on Wednesday night time that the Texans had employed David Culley as their new coach to exchange Invoice O’Brien, who was fired after an 0-4 begin and changed by interim head coach Romeo Crennel.
The identical supply who instructed The AP concerning the commerce request mentioned Watson made the request earlier than Culley’s rent. He has been sad with the path of the group for a while and Sports activities Illustrated reported weeks in the past that Watson was upset the group didn’t initially request to interview Kansas Metropolis offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy for its teaching emptiness.
The Texans finally interviewed Bieniemy, in addition to Indianapolis defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, Buffalo assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Detroit coach Jim Caldwell, former Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis and Carolina offensive coordinator Joe Brady earlier than touchdown on Culley — the one African American among the many seven head coaches employed this offseason.
Watson, a three-time Professional Bowler, wasn’t simply disgruntled about the way in which Houston went about its teaching search. He was additionally upset that proprietor Cal McNair didn’t take his opinion under consideration when hiring basic supervisor Nick Caserio, in response to experiences from ESPN and the NFL Community.
The Texans, who had years of woes at quarterback earlier than drafting Watson, do not need to half with the gifted 25-year-old who led the NFL in yards passing this season. However to this point they’ve been unable to alter his thoughts about his need to go away.
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