I’m a bit confused about the Deshaun Watson situation. Maybe someone can clear it up for me.
The consensus seems to be that he’ll get legal clarity at some point, then the Texans will trade him for a boatload of picks.
I get that 1) his reputation was squeaky clean before these allegations, 2) they aren’t yet proven, and 3) that he’s still a young franchise QB with lots to offer.
But…aren’t these accusations pretty serious? 22 civil complaints, 10 criminal. No criminal charges yet, but doesn’t something pretty bad seem likely? Plus, one might think this indicates some kind of repressed sexual disorder which might well reoccur. Good as he is, why would a team take this chance, and give up so much? Why do people think this is going to go away easily?