While most people would think that getting traded is the last thing on Deshaun Watson's mind right now, you can't ignore the fact that football is a business and the NFL is one of the most lucrative there is.
That's why, even despite the multiple alleged sexual assault lawsuits he's facing, there are still plenty of quarterback-needy teams looming around and thinking on making a move for the disgruntled Houston Texans star.
"A Saturday report from Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle suggests otherwise. Wilson cites unnamed sources to support the claim that multiple teams remain interested in Watson: Eagles, Panthers, Jets, Dolphins, 49ers and Broncos," claimed Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.
Then again, the fact that the league could put Deshaun Watson on paid leave or enforce another disciplinary action against him while the case settles is putting trade suitors on hold right now.
The League's Disciplinary Actions Are Putting Watson Trade On Hold
"The league is currently in the middle of negotiating an offseason program with the players union. That means at some point in the coming weeks, teams are going to expect to have guidelines for how they can conduct workouts with players, either virtually or in person. That means the Texans will have to grapple with what the next step is with Watson, potentially before any progress occurs with his legal issues (...) (that) means that the NFL is more likely to conclude its investigation (or at least take some form of action) before the courts work through the legal process," Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports reported.
There's no denying that Deshaun Watson is one of the most talented quarterbacks in the league and that he'd make multiple team Super Bowl contenders right away, but it seems like they'll have to wait before making an offer for him.