Deschawn Watson, who has asked Houston Texas for a deal before numerous lawsuits alleging sexual violence and misconduct against the quarterback, wants to join the Denver Broncos, former teammate Karim Jackson said in a podcast.
“I have a great relationship with Deschawn,” Jackson, who plays for the Broncos, told former NFL player Akib Talib in his podcast Catchin ‘Fades. “I’ve been talking to him for the last few weeks, man, and it’s like everything he’s been telling me is like, ‘Jack, just tell them, like, this is where I want to be.’ “… He’s like ‘I want to be in Denver.'”
Watson did not attend Houston̵
He would have been fined $ 95,877 if he had missed a mandatory three-day minicamp.
Jackson, who was Watson’s teammate at Houston in the 2017 and 2018 seasons, told the Taliban that Watson wanted him to inform the Broncos front office that he was interested in playing for them.
“Listen, man, tell them I want to be in Denver,” Jackson told Watson.
Two months after requesting a deal because he was reportedly unhappy with the way Houston handled the search for his general manager, the first of 23 lawsuits were filed against him. There are currently 22 active cases alleging sexual violence and misconduct by Watson.
Lawyers are currently undergoing the opening phase, and both sides have said there are no settlement discussions. According to the case report, if these cases continue to be heard, the deposits should start in September. The plaintiffs will be removed before Watson, who cannot be removed before February 22, 2022.
The NFL is conducting its own investigation into the lawsuits.
Watson is set to earn $ 10.5 million in 2021 in the fifth year of the rookie contract. Due to the extension of the contract he signed in September 2020, Watson’s salary jumps to $ 35 million in 2022.
The Broncos currently have quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Locke, while Houston has Tyrod Taylor and Davis Mills.
ESPN’s Sarah Barshop contributed to this report.