Oh yeah we all knew Houston would be changing their tune. Tepper is going to do anything to get him. Not saying I’m happy with giving up a lot but damn to draft anything but Lawrence this year to me is an unknown. So if ur giving up a lot to move up for an unknown why not give up more for a sure thing. Tepper is a smart business person and knows this!
John McCain, the long time sports columnist from Houston, was on FOX Sports Radio this morning (3/2/2021) with host Clay Travis. He admitted his initial take on Watson not being traded was wrong, but explained Watson had not communicated such a level of discontent to him or any other member of the media.
McCain now feels Watson will be traded in April before the draft. He sees MIA as NYJ as the only viable options. CAR, DEN, etc. are simply picking too low to appeal to Houston. Any deal with CAR or DEN leaves HOU without a franchise QB and nothing to market for the 2021 season. He believes Saleh can sell Watson on NYJ and that MIA's 2020 season should be enough to sell Watson on MIA. He again reiterated it's critical what Casserio's evaluation of Tua was for how valuable Tua would be in any trade with MIA.