Deshaun Watson, who sought trade from the Houston Texans before a series of lawsuits alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior against the quarterback, wants to join former Denver Broncos teammate Kareem Jackson. said on the podcast
“I have a good relationship with Deshaun,” Jackson, who plays for the Broncos, told former NFL player Aqib Talib on his ‘Catchin’ Fades’ podcast. And like, all he tells me is, ‘Jack, tell them the way I want to be.’ … He’s like, ‘I want to be in Denver.'”
Watson did not participate in Houston’s voluntary organized team events. Process Wednesday canceled the minicamp forced June 15-17, meaning Watson could not be fined for lack of spring exercise because nothing was mandatory.
He would face a $95,877 fine if he missed the mandatory three-day mini-camp.
Jackson, who was Watson̵7;s teammate in Houston between the 2017 and 2018 seasons, told Talib that Watson wants him to inform the Broncos reception that he is interested in playing for them.
“Listen, tell them I want to be in Denver,” Jackson told Watson.
Two months after requesting a trade as he was reportedly dissatisfied with the way Houston handled the general manager search, the first of 23 lawsuits was filed against him. Watson now has 22 lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior.
Lawyers are entering the discovery phase. And both sides said there was no discussion of a settlement. according to the cover sheet of this case If these cases are still in the judicial stage The trial will begin in September. The plaintiff will be evicted in the presence of Watson, who cannot be withdrawn before February 22, 2022.
The NFL is currently conducting its own investigation into the lawsuit.
Watson is slated to generate $10.5 million in 2021 from his rookie contract in Year 5. Due to an extension he signed in September 2020, Watson’s salary will increase to $35 million in 2022.
The Broncos currently have Teddy Bridgewater and quarterback Drew Locke on the list. while Houston has Tyrod Taylor and Davis Mills.
ESPN’s Sarah Barshop contributed to this report.