Quarterback Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans are discussing a long-term contract, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported, but the talks were framed as “very preliminary.”On the day the franchise made left tackle Laremy Tunsil the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL with a $66 million contract over three years, reports leaked that Watson and the Texans are also talking about a new deal.Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is also in control of the personnel department. When asked earlier in the offseason about the prospects of retaining Watson, O’Brien left no doubt the franchise wants to keep him.”We want him to be a Houston Texan for his career,” O’Brien said. “He is a great person, he’s a great football player and he means a lot to this organization, to this city, to this league. I just don’t want to get into the nuts and bolts of when you would do that and all those different things. Those things take time, but we want him here for a long time.”Watson and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, drafted after the Chicago Bears selected Mitchell Trubisky second overall in 2017, are eligible for long-term extensions this offseason.Watson is scheduled to make $4.4 million in 2020 after making $3.8 million last season.