Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson will not attend OTAs amid trade request

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In the midst of 22 women suing for alleged sexual assault, the future for Deshaun Watson off-field remains a tad problematic.

With the possibility of a lengthy suspension, no one knows whether or not Watson will be playing football in 2021. But if he can avoid a lengthy suspension by the league, Watson will not be resuming his on-field play as a member of the Houston Texans.

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback will not attend the Texans’ voluntary organized team activities and still wants to be traded. The Texans’ first day of voluntary OTAs began Monday.

The news of Watson’s trade request came in late January following the hiring of new general manager Nick Caserio. The Texans were at first adamant about not trading their franchise quarterback. But Houston has since changed their stance. The organization has added three new quarterbacks to their roster (Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Driskel), highlighted by rookie prospect Davis Mills.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans would have traded their disgruntled star before the 2021 NFL draft before Watson’s civil lawsuits became public.