As jarring as that news was for everyone, Watson was able to collect himself within 24 hours to tweet his gratitude to his pal and All-Pro pass-catcher DeAndre Hopkins.
Watson will now have Kenny Stills and Randall Cobb (who agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with Houston late Monday night) to throw to, and David Johnson, the existing player sent to Houston along with the draft picks for Hopkins. None of those players are in the top five at their position. None are a three-time first-team All-Pro.
This will take a while for Watson to get over.