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Deshaun Watson's cryptic tweets inspire fan-created rumors about a Texans exit

Sporting News — (Jordan Heck)

The Texans recently sent star receiver DeAndre Hopkins away in a trade that was so bad, it didn't even go through in Madden.

Hopkins' exit, and the circumstances behind it, have led many to speculate about quarterback Deshaun Watson. He's easily one of the best young quarterbacks in the league, but he plays on a team that just traded away its best receiver for less than market value. So what does Watson's future have in store?

Well, if you've read any of the responses to his tweets this month, you'd think he'd be playing on the Patriots soon. Or at least a team that isn't the Texans. While most of the responses are fun, Watson hasn't done himself any favors by constantly tweeting out cryptic song lyrics to fan the flames.

This whole thing started with lyrics from a Drake song titled "Emotionless."

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On the surface, Watson is just tweeting out song lyrics. But considering everything that's happened with the Texans this month, it's hard not to read into this. Especially when Watson started liking tweets that referenced him going to New England.

Watson continued to tweet out song lyrics later in the week. Next up is Lil Uzi Vert’s "Wassup."

Another cryptic song lyric tweet from Watson was a slightly altered lyric from YFN Lucci's "Destined."

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Naturally, in response to Watson's tweets about song lyrics, fans flooded the replies with Patriots propaganda.

Despite all of the desires from Patriots fans, Deshaun Watson's contract makes it difficult for him to leave Houston any time soon. He's still under contract through 2020, and the Texans have a team option for 2021 that they'd most definitely exercise. Houston could also do what Pittsburgh did with Le'Veon Bell and franchise tag Watson for a few years if it really came down to that.

The only logical way Watson leaves the Texans is if he gets traded. Typically I'd say it'd be unrealistic for a team to trade away its star franchise quarterback, but the Texans gave away Hopkins so it seems like anything may be on the table at this point. Guess we'll just have to wait and see what comes next.