In order to add Stafford, the Rams sent their former first-round pick QB, two future first-round picks and a future third-round pick, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. According to Spotrac, the $22.2 million dead cap hit the Rams absorbed to move Goff is the highest for a single season in league history.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle speculated on Twitter that for the Texans to "seriously consider" moving Watson, an offer would need to include at least three first-round picks to begin the conversation. It's not an irrational thought.
Aaron Wilson @AaronWilson_NFL
A treasure chest of draft capital and players would be necessary for Texans to seriously consider trade proposals for Deshaun Watson. At least three ones and more. Texans' stance right now is he's under contract and not available. Watson has requested trade. Staredown continues
The three-time Pro Bowler is a perennial MVP candidate and has passed for 12,840 yards, 85 touchdowns and 28 interceptions over the last three years. By comparison, Stafford passed for 10,360 yards, 66 touchdowns and 26 interceptions.
Yet Caserio doesn't seem inclined to move Watson regardless of the QB's wishes.
"We have zero interest in trading the player," Caserio told reporters Friday. "We have a great plan, a great vision for him and for this team and his role on our team. We look forward to the opportunity to spend more time with him here this spring."
That may not be enough to convince Watson to stay in Houston.
The quarterback recently wiped his social media accounts of any reference to the Texans and appears more than ready to start over elsewhere.
Given Saturday's Stafford trade, Caserio could pull in a massive return for Watson.