Texans Now Willing To Trade QB Watson

The Houston Texans, after initially insisting they would not trade Deshaun Watson, shifted their stance on the quarterback’s trade availability earlier this offseason and have been willing to field offers from interested teams, sources confirmed to ESPN.

The Texans already have had preliminary discussions with other teams about Watson, who reported to training camp Sunday, but don’t feel they have received a serious offer, according to sources.

Although the talks have not reached a significant stage as of Monday morning, the Texans are willing to trade Watson before the start of the season if they find the right match, according to sources.

The Texans’ price for Watson has been a combination of five high draft picks and starting-caliber players, two league executives told ESPN.