Smith: Deshaun Watson would waive no-trade clause to play for New York Giants

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(SportsRadio 610) - While the Texans have fired David Culley after just one season as head coach, the most significant part of their offseason is what happens next with estranged quarterback Deshaun Watson.

The Texans paid Watson $10.5 million for the 2021 season, despite him not playing a game, with the hope they are able to move him eventually. There was some discussion leading up to the November trade deadline, which never materialized.

Watson has a no-trade clause, so the quarterback will have say in where he's traded. It's believed Watson has wanted to go to the Miami Dolphins, who recently fired head coach Brian Flores. Reports indicate that the possibility of playing for Flores is part of what attracted Watson to Miami.

But with Flores gone and now one of the top coaches on the market with seven other openings, things could change.

One place to keep an eye on is the New York Giants, who just fired Joe Judge as head coach and their general manager Dave Gettleman retired.

Michael Smith, best known for his time at ESPN and now on Peacock TV's "Brother From Another", had an interesting idea this week.

The Giants could hire former Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and Flores, who worked together in New England, then offer their first round picks to Houston for Watson.

"Deshaun Watson would waive his no-trade clause to go play for the New York Giants," Smith said. "That would answer all the questions organizations spend years trying to get right. You could figure out right now."