According to SportsBettingDime.com, former Clemson and current Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is the odds-on favorite to be the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots in 2021.
According to John Perrotto, the reason that Watson tops the list at +300 is the "Toxic Texans' Culture."
"That the Texans have Watson’s contract with the Houston Texans expires after next season," Perrotto wrote. "It seems plausible he could look to leave Houston following this week’s stunning trade of wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals.
"Like many others around the NFL, Watson was clearly shocked by the trade of one of the league’s premier receiving threats.
"Will the trade eventually push Watson to leave? It’s hard to say for certain with free agency still more than a year away.
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Clemson returns to Death Valley this week for its 2021 conference opener on Saturday, Sept. 18 when the Tigers host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Kickoff at Memorial Stadium is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET
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Clemson returns to Death Valley this week for its 2021 conference opener on Saturday, Sept. 18 when the Tigers host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
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The Georgia Tech coaching staff is remaining quiet in regards to who they plan to start at quarterback this weekend when the Yellow Jackets visit No.6 Clemson.
"However, a picture of a toxic culture with the Texans under coach Bill O’Brien is starting to develop.
"Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin said in an interview with ESPN that O’Brien compared Hopkins to late Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. That remark reportedly came during a recent meeting between O’Brien and Hopkins.
"Former Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong claims O’Brien ruined his career."
Watson has started 31 combined games the last two seasons, and the Texans have been victorious in 21 of those. He's a dynamic quarterback and leader, and head coach Bill O'Brien has a very high opinion about his signal-caller.
"We want him here in Houston for his whole career," O'Brien said. "We love Deshaun Watson, and everything he's about."