Multiple reports indicate that quarterback Deshaun Watson is frustrated in Houston because the Texans did not consult with him before they hired former Patriots personnel man Nick Caserio.
According to ESPN, the Texans did not inform Watson they were hiring Caserio. The quarterback found out via social media. Per NFL Media, owner Cal McNair informed Watson he would be involved in the search process for a new GM and coach, and provide feedback.
A Sports Illustrated report on Thursday said that Watson was advocating for Eric Bieniemy, the offensive coordinator of the Chiefs, to fill the vacant head coaching job, and that the Texans did not put in for an interview with Bieniemy.
Watson advocated for Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy—Pat Mahomes put in a strong word for EB with Watson—and the Texans didn’t even put in for an interview with Bieniemy.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 8, 2021
Easy to see where he’d feel like they were just placating him by telling him he’d be involved. https://t.co/F3cTcyJkFU
The 25-year-old Watson has spent four years in the NFL, all with the Texans. This season, he completed 70 percent of his passes for a career-high 4,823 yards, to go along with 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions. His current deal runs through 2025.
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