The Houston Texans fell to the Cleveland Browns this past weekend. With the loss, they are now 1-10-1 on the year.
Adding insult to injury was that this marked the first game back for former Houston quarterback, Deshaun Watson. Although he had trouble shaking off 700 days worth of rust and did little of note in the outing, his mere presence created something of an uncomfortable dynamic.
A particularly interesting encounter that occurred in the lead-up to the game involved Watson and the wife of Texans owner, Cal McNair.
Whereas Cal briefly interacted with Watson, Hannah McNair went a different route:
Hannah McNair with the cold shoulder, good for her! https://t.co/tmeT1bMQqT
— Jeremy Branham (@JeremyBranham) December 4, 2022
NFL Twitter is comprised of a particularly vocal community. As such, it should come as little surprise that folks had some strong reactions to the video.
They largely speak for themselves:
😂 Deshaun about to spend the money she paid him
— George Cools (@coolsgeorge2) December 4, 2022
she got scared
— 𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 ❄️ (@TexansEra) December 4, 2022
Hannah McNair is the Texans OG
— Red Rando (@RedRando9) December 4, 2022
It was her family who tried to ruined him! They paid all that money for him and he wanted to leave. So they start the fake accusations
— Christian-Aldair (@barrerachris93) December 4, 2022
That’ll show him!!
— Brad A (@ceezy713) December 4, 2022
Watson’s return to the field on Sunday stirred up a lot of drama. Between his girlfriend’s provocative behavior during the game and some of the signs that fans held up, it was a tense scene for all parties involved.
The Raiders deserve a playoff spot on the strength of Mark Davis’ game alone. https://t.co/d7fdMLsban
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 5, 2022
Obviously the Texans lost a franchise quarterback when they dealt Watson away, but if he ends up never regaining his old form in Cleveland, it may actually go down as one of the best trades in team history.
How long will it take Houston to rebuild post-Watson?
An answer will emerge in the coming years.