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Schefter: Growing sense Deshaun Watson has played his last game with Texans

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(SportsRadio 610) -- Despite Deshaun Watson having not officially requested a trade just yet, it appears more people are validating the idea he could be moved.

On Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported "there is a growing sense from people in and around the Texans' organization that Deshaun Watson has played his last snap for the team."

The Texans are among four NFL teams left with an opening for head coach, but league circles are taking note of the dysfunction in Houston.

Schefter also said a league source "connected to the Texans' (head coach) situation" told him this is considered the least desirable head coaching job in the NFL. And it was already, according to Schefter's source, considered the least desirable head coaching opening of the seven that had been available.

This likely has nothing to do with Deshaun Watson, the Texans' star 25-year-old quarterback who had a career season in 2020, despite going 4-12.

The Texans' issues are at the top, with young CEO Cal McNair now on his fourth general manager in as many years. It's been reported Watson expected to be part of the process of hiring a general manager, but he was not, and friction between the quarterback and front office only grew from there.

There is also the looming issue of Jack Easterby's influence on McNair. Easterby is the vice president of football operations, but has a cozy relationship with McNair as one of his most trusted advisors. It is believed Easterby helped orchestrate the move to hire their new general manager Nick Caserio from the New England Patriots.

McNair is moving forward with Caserio leading the head coach search. They interviewed Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus this weekend, and have plans to interview Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley.

The Texans have also requested to interview Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. They already interviewed former Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, former Lions and Colts coach Jim Caldwell, Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady and Eberflus.

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