Deshaun Watson, who requested trade from Houston Texas Before filing multiple lawsuits alleging sexual assault and indecent behavior against a quarterback, he wants to join the Denver Broncosformer teammate Karim Jackson He said in a podcast.
“I have a great relationship with Deshaun,” Jackson, who plays for the Broncos, told the former NFL player. Aqib Talib on him “Catchin’ Fades” Podcast. “I’ve been talking to him for the last couple of weeks, man, and like, all he’s been saying to me is, ‘Jack, just tell them, like, this is what I want to be in. … It’s like, “I want to be in Denver.”
Watson did not appear at volunteer team activities organized in Houston. Texas on Wednesday Mandatory mini camp canceled on June 15-17, meaning that Watson could not be fined for missing any spring exercises because there was nothing mandatory.
He would have been subject to a $95,877 fine if he missed a mandatory three-day mini-camp.
Jackson, who was a teammate of Watson’s in Houston during the 2017 and 2018 seasons, told Talib that Watson wants him to let the Broncos front office know he’s interested in playing with them.
“Listen, man, tell them I want to be in Denver,” Jackson told him.
After two months of asking to trade because he wasn’t happy with the way Houston handled the search for its general manager, the first 23 lawsuits were filed against him. There are currently 22 active lawsuits alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior by Watson.
The lawyers are going through the discovery phase, and both sides said there are no settlement discussions. According to the case schedule, if those lawsuits go to trial, affidavits are set to begin in September. The plaintiffs will be impeached before Watson, who cannot be impeached before February 22, 2022.
The NFL is conducting its own investigation into the lawsuits.
Watson is set to earn $10.5 million in 2021 on the option for the fifth year of his junior contract. Due to the contract extension he signed in September 2020, Watson’s salary jumped to $35 million in 2022.
ESPN’s Sarah Barshop contributed to this report.