Deshaun Watson gave his emotions concerning the DeAndre Hopkins commerce
It’s been almost 5 months because the Houston Texans despatched shockwaves throughout the NFL. Figuring out they needed to pay left sort out Laremy Tunsil and quarterback Deshaun Watson, head coach/basic supervisor Invoice O’Brien determined to commerce star large receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals. Whilst you can perceive the monetary implications of the deal, however the return O’Brien obtained for Hopkins was laughable. All they acquired was working again David Johnson, a second-round choose and a fourth-rounder.
As a result of pause brought on by the continuing coronavirus pandemic, we’ve by no means gotten to listen to from Watson after he misplaced his primary goal. However that every one modified on Saturday throughout a Zoom name with the media and Watson was very politically right when it comes to the transfer, however burdened he nonetheless has robust relationships along with his ex-receiver and his head coach.
“It was out of the blue, I wasn’t anticipating it,” Watson stated, by way of the Houston Chronicle. “It’s positively just a little totally different as a result of his locker was throughout from me. The final three years I’d are available in and naturally would have seen him and chopped it up with him. I didn’t know the entire background story. That’s their enterprise. That’s simply how the enterprise goes. The group did what they needed to do, D-Hop did what he needed to do.
“I can’t management that. I really feel the way in which I really feel, nevertheless it’s not my place and time to talk on that. I’m not going to step out of my lane. I didn’t know every part that occurred. I do know me and D-Hop have an ideal relationship. I do know me and OB have an ideal relationship.”
Watson making ready for all times with out D-Hop
Hopkins absence will definitely harm the Texans offense, particularly contemplating he hauled in 104 passes for 1,165 yards and 7 touchdowns. Nonetheless, O’Brien acquired Brandin Cooks from the Los Angeles Rams and signed former Inexperienced Bay Packer and Dallas Cowboys Randall Cobb in free company. Whereas not the sexiest wideout corps, it’s nonetheless comparatively stable on paper, so long as Cooks and Will Fuller can keep wholesome via the complete season.
After all, it actually helps that the Texans have Watson beneath heart, who threw for 3,852 yards, 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions whereas finishing 67.3% of his passes final season.
Oh, and O’Brien has stated that he and Watson’s representatives are “working laborious” in the direction of an eventual contract extension. In order that’s one thing Watson can stay up for.
Sure, not having Hopkins line up out large does sting for the Texans, however their saving grace is that they’ve Watson as their quarterback. If he’s proven something all through his enjoying profession, it’s that Watson can put the crew on his again and cause them to victory.