Texans: Five reasons why there could be a Deshaun Watson standoff

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and head coach Bill O'Brien (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and head coach Bill O'Brien (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and head coach Bill O’Brien (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Reason #1: The Issue

To make things worse, Deshaun Watson posts the following tweet a few days after the Texans traded Hopkins:

“I don’t know how i’ma make it out of here clean. Can’t even keep track of who plays for the other team…iconic duos rip and split at the seams.”

They may be just song lyrics, but they were tweeted for a reason.

Iconic duos rip and split at the seams. If that isn’t referring to the Watson and Hopkins connection then I don’t know what else it could be. I hate to admit it as a Texans fan, but it looks like Watson’s time in Houston is not looking guaranteed as originally planned.

Friction is starting to form.

Hopkins and O’Brien had friction by the way, just a reminder. It’s a dictatorship, hint hint.

Nobody quarterback would coincidentally tweet out a line like this after losing their mentor, friend, and most importantly, his top weapon. It seems pretty clear to me that Watson is tweeting this out as a message to the Texans’ front office. Either the front office needs to change their ways of operation or he needs to change the team he plays for.

To answer the elephant in the room, this tweet is a concern. A big one at that. This tweet tells me that Deshaun has discontent with where this team is headed, and it scares the hell out of me. The idea of leaving this dictatorship and going towards an organization that has a clear sense of direction is likely starting to appeal to Watson, and honestly, who could blame him?

There are other organizations that have defined checks and balances systems in place with a well-managed partnership between a coach and a general manager (or at least a proven Bill Belichick).

Watson knows he is going to secure a bag of cash when it’s time. It doesn’t have to be in Houston.

The rumors of Deshaun leaving Houston first began when Vegas released the odds of Deshaun’s chances of landing on the Patriots. Apparently they were high.

I thought the odds were bogus at first. I thought it was media hatred against Houston sports, like usual. But then this tweet comes along and now I am petrified at the possible idea of Deshaun leaving Houston.