HOUSTON — Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair acknowledged he hasn’t heard from Deshaun Watson since he employed Nick Caserio as normal supervisor however stated he hopes to talk with the franchise quarterback quickly concerning the transfer.
“I’ve come to understand that it’s been reported that Deshaun feels left out of the process, but he and I had several visits and I understood his point of view before meeting with candidates,” McNair stated Friday. “I’ve reached out to Deshaun about Nick’s hire, and I look forward to him getting back to me when he returns from his vacation.”
On Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Watson offered input on potential general manager candidates however that the Texans didn’t think about or seek the advice of with these endorsed by their franchise quarterback.
“Some things never change….” Watson tweeted Tuesday, with sources telling ESPN that the quarterback’s emotions had been directed on the manner enterprise was performed by the Texans.
Watson met with McNair over Zoom in the course of the season to debate candidates and the way forward for the franchise, and in his end-of-season information convention, Watson stated he informed McNair he hoped to maintain offensive coordinator Tim Kelly on workers.
McNair, who held a information convention for the primary time since taking on for his father in 2018, spoke whereas introducing Caserio. When Caserio was requested concerning the rumors that Watson needed to be traded after discovering out about his rent on social media, the final supervisor stated Watson “is our quarterback.”
“Once we have an opportunity to spend some time together, we’ll further our discussion,” Caserio stated. “Can’t tell you how much respect and admiration that I have for him for who he is as a player and what he means to this franchise.”
If the Texans had been to commerce Watson, they must take in a salary-cap cost of $22 million.
The Texans employed Caserio simply over 4 months after firing Bill O’Brien, the crew’s former head coach and normal supervisor. Despite hiring a coach who had spent the earlier 20 years in New England, McNair stated the Texans aren’t making an attempt to duplicate the Patriots‘ tradition.
“With respect to their organization, we do not consider ourselves Patriots South,” McNair stated. “We are here to lead this team the Texans way.”