Deshaun Watson is frustrated with the media. The Houston Texans quarterback is working out with the team during training camp but his future is uncertain as he asked the Texans for a trade and he's dealing with 22 accusations of sexual misconduct. On Thursday morning, Watson snapped at reporters for filming.
"Why are you all always filming me every day? Watson asked. "It's the same s—." Watson will not play in the Texans' first preseason game, and it's not clear if he will play in any of the team's preseason games before the start of the regular season. It's very possible the NFL could suspend Watson after the league concludes its investigation.
Watson is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. He was drafted by the Texans No. 12 overall in 2017 and had a promising rookie season before suffering a season-ending knee injury. In 2018, Watson threw for 4,165 yards and 26 touchdowns while leading the Texans to an 11-5 record. In 2019, Watson played in 15 games and threw for 3,852 yards and 26 touchdowns while leading the squad to a second consecutive playoff appearance.
Last year, the Texans finished with just a 4-12 record, but Watson had the best season of his career, throwing for 4,823 yards, 33 touchdowns and a passer rating of 112.4. Here's a look at fans firing back at Watson for snapping at reporters.
Deshaun Watson: “Why are you all always filming me every day? It’s the same s—.” pic.twitter.com/nL6p5Rlkl9— Sarah Barshop (@sarahbarshop) August 12, 2021
Here's a look at Watson taking aim at the reporters. One person wrote: "Yeah he did it. The fact this is taking forever (the case) shows he is guilty."prevnext
Hmmmm, idk Deshaun, maybe it’s the 22 pending Sexual Assault cases https://t.co/ixMjvQFvQd— Dominik Barabasz (@DominikBarabasz) August 12, 2021
Another person wrote: "It's a scandal as soon as he demanded a trade Texans management set him up and tried to pin a sex case on him so other teams wouldn't want him, he's innocent you can tell just by his demeanor."prevnext
Oh yea I really wonder why that could be Deshaun https://t.co/Z318FU2x70— Payton (@paytonisnotroll) August 12, 2021
One fan tweeted: "So you were fine with it when you were playing well and getting all the positive attention, but now that you've been accused of things that may or may not be true you dont like it? Boo friggin Hoo."prevnext
Deshaun Watson doesn’t like the cameras on what’s the same story, different day in Houston. The Texans remain in Watson purgatory. pic.twitter.com/QVcroXPtBo— Jonathan Hutton (@HuttonOutkick) August 12, 2021
"The man has 20+ civil lawsuits against him," another fan said. "He requested a trade that isn't happening because no one wants him right now. Not exactly the best times of his young life."prevnext
How on earth are the Texans still letting Deshaun Watson just show up?— Jawn (@jawn_rothstein) August 12, 2021
He’s listed as the 4th QB on the depth chart so I’m guessing he’ll be gone very soon https://t.co/C954VwRzEl— Sam (@VibrantVibesPod) August 12, 2021
Another fan wrote: "Ive seen dozens of videos of people filming linemen at Chiefs camp walking to practice... none of them complain... wonder why D is making a big deal of it..."prevnext
Hmm I wonder why they’d film a disgruntled star who wants to be traded while currently fighting 20+ sexual assault allegations? He gave them the exact reaction they wanted lmao. https://t.co/TMHg2mUogo— 🖕🏾 (@_ItsKiaBITCH) August 12, 2021
And this fan added: "Not really he knows all the attention is on him, but after his altercation they focusing on him even more ya know. Not more of the team. The team is called the "TEXANS."prev