Rumor: Houston Texans Reveal Asking Price for Deshaun Watson

If you're going to trade for quarterback Deshaun Watson expect to pay a premium. The Houston Texans have revealed their asking price for their star QB and it's massive. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Texans are looking for a package that includes six pieces of players and draft picks.

The trade talks have been ongoing for sometime, but word is the Texans remain very stern with their messaging. If it's not two players and four picks, or three players and three picks, the team will be hanging up the phone.

Pretty wild to think the price tag remains this high when Watson is currently facing 22 lawsuits from women alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior. There's also been 10 criminal complaints filed from 10 different women. It's expected any trade would have multiple conditions considering Watson could be out of the league before we know it.

On the field, Watson can dominate the game. He led the league in passing last season with 4,283 yards and 33 touchdowns, and he's recently signed a four-year deal worth $156 million. It's the optics now that are very much in play.

Sounds like a deal won't be coming down the pipe anytime soon, with the crazy asking price and all the legal battles ongoing off the field. Watson will be a healthy scratch in Week One, and it's a position he's likely going to be playing for most of the season.

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