Before Caserio would consider a Watson-for-Murray trade, which would have to cost the Cardinals more than the quarterback, he would have to make sure of something vitally important -- that Murray wouldn’t join the Oakland A’s rather than play for the Texans. The Texans’ reputation in Houston and around the NFL is at a low point in franchise history.
Houston currently projects to have $16.7 million in room under the salary cap entering free agency. The Texans still could add more if they cut ties with several names. Perhaps the biggest name?
The Houston Chronicle's John McClain proposed a swap of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray for Watson, thus reuniting the Pro Bowl quarterback with DeAndre Hopkins. Earlier this month, former Texans defensive end J.J. Watt agreed to terms on a two-year, $31 million deal with the Cardinals. Arizona has proven to be all-in on fixing the quarterback position early.