Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins call out Texans for handling of Deshaun Watson

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Johnson, Hopkins call out Texans for handling of Watson originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

It's been a rough few weeks for the Houston Texans organization.

The Texans' star quarterback, Deshaun Watson, is reportedly unhappy with the franchise after they hired general manager Nick Caserio without consulting him, something the team said they would do. Watson could also reportedly play "hardball" with the team, potentially forcing his way out.

Things took another downhill turn on Tuesday when former wide receiver Andre Johnson -- one of the best players in Texans history -- called out the organization for their handling of Watson.

"If I’m [Watson] I will stand my ground," Johnson tweeted. "The Texans organization is known for wasting players careers. Since Jack Easterby has walk into the building nothing good has happened in/for the organization and for some reason someone can’t seem to see what’s going on. Pathetic!!!"

Just minutes after Johnson's tweet was sent out, another former Texans great, DeAndre Hopkins, chimed in as well.

Hopkins, of course, was traded to the Cardinals this past offseason in exchange for David Johnson and a second-round pick in what many considered a steal for Arizona.

"When Dre speak listen," Hopkins tweeted in response to Johnson's post.

This is a terrible look for the Texans organization, as two of the franchise's best players in franchise history publicly criticized the team within a matter of minutes.

Watson, 25, is a top-five quarterback in the NFL and just signed a four-year extension last offseason. The former Clemson star is by far the best quarterback Houston has ever had, yet the franchise has done little to satisfy the passer since inking him to a long-term deal.

It doesn't help that Houston doesn't have a first- or second-round pick in this upcoming draft, as the Texans have little draft capital to improve a roster that is lacking plenty of talent on both sides of the ball.

The Texans have a lot of issues to figure out. At this point, Houston must hope their relationship with Watson is salvageable.