Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson posted for the first time since May via Snapchat on Monday. Watson posted 11 snaps to the platform, with most of the standard variety comprising seven photos. However, four featured cryptic quotes could have hinted at his current situation.
Watson then published a Bible verse from Galatians 6:9 which says, “Let us not tire of doing good, for in due time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”.
The quarterback posted a quote describing his emotions: “Forgive me if I don’t talk a lot sometimes. It’s pretty loud in my head.”
The final snap revealed a pair of sunglasses with a caption on the photo that reads, “I had to change the perspective on how I view life.”
The Texans would be willing to trade Watson, but have no plans to move him unless their demands are met, according to Charles Robinson, Yahoo NFL Reporter. Latest reports, however, indicate that Watson is unlikely to play for the Texans again.
Houston expects a big return for its services in the form of several first-round picks in addition to star-caliber starters. Watson, who was kept off the field during preseason, is around the team and training as if he would play this season, according to the Texans coach. David Culley.
“Deshaun is here,” Culley said earlier this month. “Every day he comes and works. He does what we ask him to do. He’s here every day and he’s fine.
Clarity on Watson’s legal situation could come in the near future with the possibility of sexual charges against the former first-round pick. Harris County, Texas law enforcement is considering charging Watson with sexual assault and sexual misconduct, Mark Berman of Fox26 KRIV in Houston reports. Watson was investigated by the NFL following the publication of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct which led to corresponding civil lawsuits.
“According to sources with knowledge of the situation, a Harris County grand jury investigation is being used to determine if there is enough evidence to bring a criminal charge against the Texans quarterback. Deshaun Watson resulting from the 22 civil lawsuits filed against him for sexual misconduct and sexual assault,” Berman wrote on Twitter this month. “According to sources, Johna Stallings, Chief of the Human Trafficking Section of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office is sending the investigative subpoenas.”
If Watson doesn’t place this season or if the former Clemson star is placed on the team or on the commissioner’s bye list, Houston could potentially trade him next year for a much bigger reward if his legal issues are resolved.
In January, Watson requested a trade from the Texans, largely due to the team’s process to hire its new head coach, which did not include each of his requests. Soon after, allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior began to surface, and several women came forward saying that Watson had sexually assaulted them.