Not trying to dog you, man. Really not. It's just there is a lot more at play here than meets the eye.Fat Stupid Loser wrote: ↑Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:57 pmSo reason #3 is he is a malcontent who won't live up to the multi-million dollar contract he signed because his team is not good this year. Because at 25 he knows best how to run an NFL franchise. So a malcontent who has won one playoff game and will demand a record breaking salary and wreck, whoever makes that mistake, their next 3 drafts. Do it Mr. Spielman. I Triple Dog Dare you. I know, that was a slight breach of etiquette.J. Kapp 11 wrote: ↑Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:05 pm
Why would you limit the reasons to two?
Here's another. He doesn't report. He takes the LeVeon Bell route. Bell got his trade. Why? Because Pittsburgh knew he wasn't going to play for them, and they wanted to get something in return. With Watson, they know they can get at least 3 first-round picks. If he's not going to report, why not get the picks? I mean, your team just went 4-12. It can't get much worse. Perfect time to rebuild.
That's one reason. I can think of others. Point being, there are more than two.
As Montana said, the word is that organization has been in turmoil for quite some time. A lot of it stemmed from the way Bill O'Brien ran things. Here's an excerpt I'm sure you've heard. This is regarding DeAndre Hopkins (Watson's best friend and former teammate at Clemson as well as the Texans) after he was traded to the Cardinals.
I mean, if your coach compared your best friend to a guy who was convicted of murder and committed suicide in prison, what would you think of that? Then add in the fact that the front office assured Watson he would have a voice — not decision-making power, but a voice — in the type of coach they'd hire next, and then the front office hired someone and never had a single conversation? I'd be pissed, too. After O'Brien, Watson was naturally concerned about who they'd bring in. So management just tells him what he wants to hear to get him off their backs? Talk about patronizing.According to Hopkins, Texans coach Bill O’Brien was unhappy that Hopkins had “too much influence” in the locker room, and called a meeting with his wide receiver. In that meeting, O’Brien compared Hopkins to Aaron Hernandez, and criticized Hopkins for having the mothers of his children around.
Things appear to have been a mess for quite some time. All I'm saying is that there are many other reasons Watson might want out other than being a malcontent.