Yesterday, among other things, the 2020 NFL Trade Deadline came and went. Across the entirety of the league, nothing really materialized for anyone. The Dolphins sent Isaiah Ford to New England for a seventh round pick. The Chargers sent Desmond King to Tennessee for a sixth round pick. The 49ers sent a Kwon Alexander to New Orleans for a fifth round pick. The Jets sent Avery Williamson to Pittsburgh for a seventh round pick. That sums up just about the entirety of the deadline.
The Houston Texans, at 1-6, had the chance to strip the roster some and add pick volume. They couldn’t come to an agreement to make any sort of trade. The Packers are cowards and wouldn’t offer fair compensation for Will Fuller. The Seahawks called about Jacob Martin and Houston hung up the phone.
Romeo Crennel discussed the trade deadline with the media today. In short, the Texans didn’t make trades because no one offered the deluxe nut package they were looking for.
Seahawks wanted to trade for linebacker Jacob Martin after including him in the Jadeveon Clowney trade a year ago; Texans declined offer for Katy native: https://t.co/3hoNam7sDL— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 4, 2020
Romeo Crennel on trade deadline: "I wanted all these guys on the team. I didn't want to trade anybody. I want them all on the team. Plus, when you're talking about trading, like I said, I'm not taking peanuts. Alright? And nobody really came through with a deluxe nut package." pic.twitter.com/kkoUwCWJzN— Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) November 4, 2020
If Houston wasn’t offered fair compensation for the players they have and opted against making trades for the sake of it, they made the right decision holding off. That’s the narrative the teamand Romeo Crennel has relayed since the deadline has passed. These decisions regarding J.J. Watt, Randall Cobb, David Johnson, Brandin Cooks, Whitney Mercilus, and others will be pushed along and over to the next leadership group.