Deshaun Watson is “trying to have some patience”

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Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has posted a message on Twitter that apparently sheds light on his current relationship with the team. Some undoubtedly will downplay the message as irrelevant to football or simply the lyrics to a song.

If it’s from a song, the song goes like this: “I been trying to have some patience, I told my momma she should pray on it.” [Editor’s note: People much more knowledgeable on these matters than me say that the line comes from Codeine Crazy by Future.]

As previously reported, Watson hasn’t used the words “trade me” because he knows that doing so crosses a point of no return. Still, the relationship has been moving in that direction.

Watson’s latest tweet implies that there’s an opening for the Texans, if they want to fix the relationship — and if they know how to do so. Their efforts, frankly, have seemingly made things worse.

The tail end of Watson’s tweet also could be a subtle, and if so delicious, jab at the reports/rumors that Texans executive V.P. of football operations Jack Easterby, faced with the prospect of a new G.M. neutering or firing Easterby, persuaded owner Cal McNair to pray for enlightenment. Enlightenment in the form of hiring a G.M. who wouldn’t want Easterby out.

Does Watson want out? It seems like he does. Within the next few weeks, he either will or won’t make his move.

62 responses to “Deshaun Watson is “trying to have some patience”

  1. Unless they can reap a Herschel Walker style trade, Houston would be better off to keep him. But they aren’t that smart.

  2. Deshaun Watson is extremely immature & unprofessional. He won’t return his employers phone calls but he has plenty of time to whine on Twitter. Immature & unprofessional. Doesn’t he know these drama queen antics of his looks bad to all future employers? What a dunce.

  3. Miami’s 2 1st round picks (3, 18), a 2nd round pick (21 or 22), and Tua. Call it a day.

  4. Pray on patience? What? You are not a GM. You are not a game changing QB. You don’t win. You don’t make others better as people or players. You should rip up your contract so they can actually trade you.

  5. He could “Retire” at any time……I once was a Watson fan, now just disgusted with another spoiled selfish athlete. If he wanted to be guaranteed “input” into these types of decisions, his agent should have negotiated with the team to have this included before signing that Mega contract only months ago. Of course, that would have probably cost him a few of his millions so….smh….

  6. “Do Watson want out? It seems like he does. Within the next few weeks, he either will or won’t make his move.”

    Well…I either will be or won’t be holding my breath.

  7. He signed a huge contract and now we are supposed to feel sorry for him because he wants to leave? That’s a big no. This isn’t the NBA.

  8. It sounds like Deshaun is looking at skin color first as the determining factors for these hires. Buyer beware.

  9. There is a direct correlation with how much a QB posts on Twitter with how successful they are as a QB. So far, it’s not looking good for Watson.

  10. Why is saying trade me the point of no return? He can say it all he wants, but can’t Houston just say no?

  11. ESPN spent a lot of time talking today about how the Jets should go for him. Of course now Watson is backing off saying he’ll have some patience and we can make this work in Houston. Leaving Houston for NY would be the ultimate “the grass isn’t always greener” scenario.

  12. Most people work their entire lives to make less money than Watson will be making in a single game in his new contract.

    He’s in the ultra-1%-elite now, set for life many times over even if he gets hurt tomorrow, and he has the nerve to whine publicly about his lot?

    If he thinks he’s too good for his team and teammates, he shouldn’t have signed the contract. If he wants to win more, he should work on playing better.

  13. I’m sure Watson has his people looking hard to find a song that has the lyrics “Trade me” in it.
    Too bad he can’t express himself without the help of a rapper.

  14. Cue the “he needs to be thankful he has a job” and “he needs to shut up and do what he’s told” comments.

    Fortunately, this is 2021. Not 1821.

  15. I would love, just once for the sake of football, for the Texans to say, no your not going anywhere. If you refuse to show the NFL will suspend you for a year or until your current contract expires.
    Just once, just once. I’m sure anyone like him would understand his career numbers goes in the trash, his ability to get on a good team (no one could trust him for that kind of money) so basically he destroys his own situation.
    That would set a good example for sure of what not to do.

  16. Given that this will probably amount to nothing, why do you and Watson keep stoking it? Move along, there’s nothing to see here.

  17. Watson holds all the cards! Has no-show/no-trade options in his newly signed (by Bill O’Brien) contract. For the most part, he controls what happens to his career!

  18. It’s funny. John Elway and Eli Manning forced the teams that drafted them to trade them…even before they even played a down for those teams or did anything in the league. Yet they don’t seemed to be scorned for it.

    It’s not the same thing with Watson, obviously, but it is somewhat comparable. Great players don’t want their careers wasted on dud teams. If I were in their situation, I sure wouldn’t.

  19. As a longtime Dolphins fan I am begging them to NOT trade for Watson. I doubt they will; he doesn’t fit the team first mentality that permeates their locker room under Flores.

  20. 33yy says:
    January 19, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Cue the “he needs to be thankful he has a job” and “he needs to shut up and do what he’s told” comments.

    Fortunately, this is 2021. Not 1821.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You don’t think tens of millions of people could be told the same thing today? It’s called having a J-O-B.

  21. I don’t know who is gonna want this guy, he’s showing to be mentally weak. One year of adversity and he’s ready to get outta there.

  22. 33yy says:
    January 19, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    It’s funny. John Elway and Eli Manning forced the teams that drafted them to trade them…even before they even played a down for those teams or did anything in the league. Yet they don’t seemed to be scorned for it.

    It’s not the same thing with Watson,

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    I have a different recollection than you.
    Elway & Eli were most definitely “scorned”.
    Elway had to endure a whole lot of “Who does he think he is?” criticism.
    Manning had to watch his dad, Archie take a lot of stuff for engineering his trade to New York.
    The thing is, they both played a long time and eventually carved out HOF careers, winning a couple of championships along the way. Watson hasn’t done anything, relatively speaking, yet.

  23. why would any team trade for this fool? he just signed a contract for over 150 million just a few months ago and now wants to back out of the deal. what’s to stop him grom making the same demand to his new team?

  24. 33yy says:
    January 19, 2021 at 2:13 pm
    Cue the “he needs to be thankful he has a job” and “he needs to shut up and do what he’s told” comments.

    Fortunately, this is 2021. Not 1821.

    I’m a 58 year old white guy with pretty good work situation. Sometimes I speak up, and sometimes I realize how fortunate I am, and don’t say much. And yes, I know that is 2021.

  25. Stop with all the references o the cash Watson is paid.Jealousy is a horrible thing.
    Facts are that he is upset because he wants input into the GM and coach hirings.The unfortunate part of this is that he was basing at least some of his candidates based on race.He now puts himself in the same position that many accuse owners of doing.Can’t have it both ways.
    He can be upset that the possible candidates didn’t communicate with him or the Texans didn’t ask his opinion on certain schemes or systems,but at the end of the day this is not his decision to make.He has no leverage to do anything here.They were a terrible team with him at QB and will be terrible if he refuses to play.Which is his only real option.
    Mend the relationship,answer your phone,and show that some good can be taken from this by communicating.Be part of the solution and an example of what can be.Have we not learned anything from the events of the past year?It has to start somewhere.Why not McNair and you Desaun?

  26. The Bears sacked this guy 7 times. Some might say sometimes he shows too much patience.

  27. This is exactly what Stefon Diggs was doing last year. Posting cryptic tweets, some of which were song lyrics, and we were all trying to figure out what he meant by them. Turns out he wanted a trade.

  28. 33yy says:
    January 19, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    It’s funny. John Elway and Eli Manning forced the teams that drafted them to trade them…even before they even played a down for those teams or did anything in the league. Yet they don’t seemed to be scorned for it.

    It’s not the same thing with Watson, obviously, but it is somewhat comparable.

    =================

    It’s not really comparable at all. Elway and Manning said, “I don’t want to be hired by you” and never signed a contract or took a penny from those teams.

    Watson, on the other hand, signed a huge contract knowing full well who he is working for and what they had done to that point. And after signing a contract that guaranteed him a huge payday, suddenly he implies he won’t do his job due to something that he has no contractual obligation to be involved with.

    Say what you will about Elway & Manning, but the examples could not be any more different.

  29. There is a whole lot of energy being spent on this when we already know the final answer. Watson is under contract, he will never give up this money, with is immaturity on full display no one else will want him, therefore he is and will remain a Texan. Unhappy, yes but only he can decide when he wants to grow up. I’m sure his teammates prefer sooner than later.

  30. thetomahawk says:
    January 19, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    Stop with all the references o the cash Watson is paid.Jealousy is a horrible thing.

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    It’s not jealousy. It’s the juxtaposition of signing a lucrative contract and then pouting to the extent that you imply you won’t do the job you just signed a contract to do.

  31. Two words.

    Chicago Bears.

    Makes too much sense not to happen.

    Atonement for the Trubisky pick. Will be costly but will be atonement.

  32. “MortimerInMiami says:
    January 19, 2021 at 1:46 pm
    Can’t wait to see him on the Dolphins in 21!”

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    This is the type of Cancer Flores has worked hard to rid the Dolphins locker room of and you want to bring it back in?? SMH!!

  33. the only way he can save face is to come out and say publicly that he has faith in ownership to make the right decision for the team. Anything short of that and he looks like an entitled young person with an inflated sense of self.

  34. Come on if you’re HOUSTON you are completely blowing up the current operation anyway. What is the better option for a franchise going nowhere the next 3-5 seasons. Have a franchise QB with no draft picks or enough talent around him or trade the QB & get a ransom of picks & players. HOUSTON could easily get two #1’s & a young QB prospect who could still be a franchise QB. NYJ send two #1’s & Darnold for Watson or same with MIAMI two #1’s plus Tua. Watson to MIAMI just seems like a layup here.

  35. Naterade says:
    January 19, 2021 at 1:49 pm
    He should try shutting his mouth. He’s far too mouthy for a mediocre qb.
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    Do you even watch football bro? Watson led the League in passing yards this season and tossed 33 TDs vs 7 INTs. All this while his top receiver was traded away. Yeah, mediocre. Mouthy? I hope you work for a company where the leadership sows mistrust amongst its employees.

  36. You would think these divas would check history prior to becoming such a cancer. How did this all turn out for LeVeon Bell, Melvin Gordon, Colin Kaepernick or Antonio Brown? The only one I can think of that this kinda stuff worked out for is Stefon Diggs. At least some of them are still playing the game but only Diggs came out the other end very well.

  37. Cue the “he needs to be thankful he has a job” and “he needs to shut up and do what he’s told” comments.

    Fortunately, this is 2021. Not 1821.
    ————–
    The problem with young people is the sense of entitlement that oozes out their pores. It’s generational and systemic. It needs to end. He’s a QB. Nothing more. Just a cog in the Houston machine.
    For those that’ll say this is “racist”–pound sand. It has nothing to do with race. It’s just the truth and the truth is colorblind.

  38. They thought he was the future of the franchise. Turns out he’s the Future of the franchise

  39. Miami’s 2 1st round picks (3, 18), a 2nd round pick (21 or 22), and Tua. Call it a day.

    Nobody wants Tua because he is trash…I’ll take that same deal but instead of Tua I want either starting CB.

  40. It’s a QB league and the elite QB’s are overcoming all the weaknesses on their teams and coaching staffs, and leading their teams to the playoffs. Watson isn’t an elite QB, can’t overcome any weaknesses, and went 4-12. Who’s going to want to trade for Watson? He’ll get the next coach fired, too.

  41. Sometimes you should just keep stuff to yourself. All these reports make him seem like a whiner or spoiled.

  42. charliecharger says:

    January 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    It’s a QB league and the elite QB’s are overcoming all the weaknesses on their teams and coaching staffs, and leading their teams to the playoffs. Watson isn’t an elite QB, can’t overcome any weaknesses, and went 4-12. Who’s going to want to trade for Watson? He’ll get the next coach fired, too.
    ——–
    You keep saying that yet it’s not true it’s an extreme case of recency bias as your obviously only looking at this yr. Brees recently had 3 straight losing seasons, Rodgers just recently had a losing season just as well when taking over the packers they went fron NFC champ game to 4-12, Allen had a losing season already in his career, Mayfield had 6 wins a yr ago, Rivers had 5 wins last yr, Watson had 10 last yr and 11 the yr before.

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