Warren Moon says QB Deshaun Watson is handling Texans front office situation the right way

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Warren Moon played for the Oilers from 1984-93 and is quite familiar with the Houston sports scene, and he thinks Deshaun Watson is dealing with the Houston Texans fiasco quite well.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback joined “The Jake Asman Show” on SportsMap Radio Wednesday to talk about the state of affairs surrounding the Texans.

“I think Deshaun is doing the right thing now just getting away, going on vacation, and just thinking about things,” Moon said. “I’m sure he’s got his advisors that he’s talking to about the situation as well. The good thing is he’s not trying to battle this thing out in the media. He’s keeping things to himself.”

Aside from a cryptic tweet Watson put out on Jan. 5, Watson hasn’t been heard from in the media. There have been reports that he won’t take the Texans’ phone calls, but the three-time Pro Bowler is also enjoying well deserved time off after a beating of a 4-12 season that saw the coach fired four games in, and his No. 1 receiver suspended with five games to go.

Ultimately, Moon believes, the Texans’ top brass, including chairman and CEO Cal McNair, general manager Nick Caserio, and executive vice president of football operations Jack Easterby are going to have to get together in the same room with Watson and hash out the prickly subjects.

Said Moon: “They’re all going to have to get in the same room to figure out where do we go from here, and what’s the damage that’s been done. There might be an apology that needs to be made to Deshaun for not including him in the general manager hireship, and then we’re going to have to go from there. That’s the first thing that has to happen: communication has to happen.”

What has Texans fans’ anxiety jacked up to an 11 on a scale of 1-10 is the lack of communication between Watson and the organization. The team needs to be on the same page with its franchise quarterback as they seek to complete the last significant hire of the offseason: coach.