Brett Favre on Deshaun Watson Criticism: I Was Wrong for 'Not Knowing' Facts

Jenna Ciccotelli
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson walks off the field before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Houston. Star quarterback Deshaun Watson has requested a trade from the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the move told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, because they weren’t authorized to discuss the request publicly. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson walks off the field before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Houston. Star quarterback Deshaun Watson has requested a trade from the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the move told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, because they weren’t authorized to discuss the request publicly. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Brett Favre took back his criticism of Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson's reported trade request in an appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast Wednesday.

"When I made those comments, I also said, 'I don’t know all the details.' Honestly, in fairness to Deshaun, or anyone in that situation, it’s probably best that I didn’t make the comments I made," Favre said (at the 1:08:00 mark). "I made them specifically based on the fact that, again, not knowing the details, which I think obviously is very important, so I’m wrong in respects to making comments without knowing the facts."

In February, Favre told Yahoo Sports that Watson should "let the chips fall where they may" rather than express his frustration with the Texans franchise.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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