Texans: ‘League circles’ think Deshaun Watson has played last down in Houston

There is a growing sense Deshaun Watson has played his last down for the Houston Texans.

With the Houston Texans using their first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft on Stanford quarterback Davis Mills in the third round, it only reaffirms the notion that Deshaun Watson is on his way out.

Earlier in the offseason, Watson expressed his displeasure of playing for the organization. He demanded a trade out of town only a year after signing a massive multi-year extension with the club. His ongoing legal situation only complicates things, as Watson faces 22 civil lawsuits for sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior. It seems like he and Houston are breaking up.

By using their first pick in the draft on Mills, it only further illustrates how dire the situation is.

Deshaun Watson may have played his last game for the Houston Texans

After adding Mills to the mix, the Texans’ quarterback room now consists of journeyman Tyrod Taylor and former Cincinnati Bengals backup Ryan Finley. Houston did not have a first or second-round pick this year. While Mills was probably coming off the board at some point on Friday night anyway, the Texans potentially reaching to draft him means that Watson is as good as gone.

Because of his ongoing legal situation, Watson currently has no trade value whatsoever. With a first-year head coach in David Culley, it would be shocking to see Houston not be one of the worst teams in the NFL next season. This team might win three games in an expanded 17-game regular-season schedule. The smart money is on Houston having the No. 1 overall pick in 2022.

Watson might be able to play again in the NFL, but it sure sounds like it will not be for the Texans.

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