Star quarterback Deshaun Watson has played his last snap for the Houston Texans, but we could see him on the field for another NFL team in the upcoming 2021 season.
Watson, who is currently under both criminal and NFL investigations for multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, is preparing as if he’ll play in the NFL this fall. But with training camp approaching, many NFL teams are left with uncertainty around the 25-year-old’s future.
Houston’s franchise quarterback demanded a trade at the start of the offseason and immediately became the most coveted player in 2021. Eight NFL teams expressed interest in the franchise signal-caller and rumors swirled about his future home.
Now facing more than 20 allegations of sexual misconduct in a civil suit, his availability for the upcoming season is unknown. But while a settlement to the lawsuits and conclusions to investigations aren’t close, he still might find his way back to the field this fall.
During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport explained where things stand with Watson and why it’s possible he could play for another team before the 2021 season concludes.