With two weeks to go until the NFL trade deadline, rumors are already starting to fly around. The latest report involves quarterback Deshaun Watson, who does not appear to have much of a future with the Houston Texans. While Watson’s situation is certainly complicated considering the sexual assault allegations and potential league suspension he is facing, it seems as if the Texans have found a buyer for the 26-year-old.
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, a trade between the Texans and Miami Dolphins “could go down this week” and if the two sides should be “unable to consummate the trade this week, they want to get it done by the league’s deadline.”
The three-time Pro Bowler and former first-round draft pick joining the Dolphins would have big ramifications on the AFC East and the New England Patriots. Watson is one of the most talented passers in football, and would be an immediate upgrade over second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
As noted above, though, the entire situation is a complex one — from his allegations to the Texans’ asking price: Houston is reportedly looking for at least three first-round draft picks and two second-round picks in return for its former starting QB. It seems as if the Dolphins might be willing to pay up, which would give them a viable franchise quarterback at least depending on his legal situation.