Michael Irvin: Deshaun Watson wants to be in winning situation, willing to leave Texans

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By SportsRadio 610

(SportsRadio 610) -- For all of the Deshaun Watson trade speculation, there has been no indication the Texans are willing to deal their superstar quarterback.

Likewise, Watson has not requested a trade from the Texans, though his discontent is understood to be real.

The issue comes down to Watson's lack of belief in leadership, with CEO Cal McNair and executive vice president Jack Easterby firmly in control.

Texans legendary wide receiver Andre Johnson, in a rare social media post, tweeted last week that nothing good's happened for the organization since Easterby's arrival in 2019.

After a 4-12 season, despite Watson's elite performance as a passer, the Texans have hired first-year general manager Nick Caserio and are still searching for a head coach.

Yet questions remain surrounding the organizational stability.

Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, also RADIO.COM NFL insider, joined Payne and Pendergast on Monday morning to discuss the Texans' dysfunction.

Irvin addressed concerns head coaching candidates should have about the Texans, particularly Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who Irvin believes could help save the team and prepare the relationship with Watson.

Irvin also spoke on whether Watson is just posturing, or if he's actually wanting to be traded.

"He would want to stay, but he's OK with moving," Irvin said. "And that's the scary part."

Listen to the entire Michael Irvin interview with Payne and Pendergast here.