Sure, like it or not, you can find discuss once again of the Miami Dolphins hunting to land quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Two months in advance of the commence of the standard year, as nicely as 3 days right before the leaguewide roster cutdown working day, a report from Charles Robinson of Yahoo.com implies the Dolphins have become the entrance-runners to obtain the a few-time Professional Bowl quarterback who is going through practically two dozen accusations of sexual misconduct.
This, of training course, brings up all forms of concerns:
— Why would any staff trade for a quarterback experiencing achievable NFL disciplinary motion and/or felony prices?
— What staff perhaps would take into consideration supplying the Texans the variety of return they’re trying to get?
— Why would this come about now rather of earlier when the situation really a lot was the exact same?
— Usually are not the Dolphins fully commited to going with Tua Tagovailoa as their starting quarterback?
— Why the Dolphins and not other groups talked about as feasible suitors before, this sort of as Denver, Carolina and Philadelphia?
The cause for acquiring Watson is pretty straightforward: He’s a 25-yr-aged bona fide franchise quarterback who instantaneously would come to be the Dolphins’ ideal player at the position considering that Dan Marino finished his Hall of Fame occupation just after the 1999 season.
And, sure, he would characterize a key update more than Tagovailoa, even with the obvious measures forward Tua has revealed since the finish of his rookie year.
In conditions of the other queries, it is hard to imagine any workforce giving the Texans want they want in return for the reason that, as Robinson pointed out, any potential suitor would want to have some sort of protection relevant to the picks it would surrender in scenario Watson turns into unavailable to participate in due to the fact of his authorized troubles.
As for why this would come up now as a substitute of before in the summer, nicely, it most likely has to do with the impending roster cuts, as very well as the asking price at the minute.
Watson nevertheless counts on the Texans’ active roster and he is built it very clear he does not want to perform for Houston any longer and it’s now obvious the staff desires to transfer on as very well, and carrying him on the 53-man roster won’t look pretty captivating for the group at this issue.
Houston finally could budge on its inquiring cost to shut the doorway on the Watson chapter of its historical past, and that clearly would aid facilitate a trade — if a person is to take place.
Watson also has a no-trade clause in his deal — he signed an extension with the Texans in September 2020 — and Robinson’s report indicates which is performed a position in the Dolphins’ standing as favorites to land him since Miami is his preferred spot.
An additional report, this 1 by Denver reporter Benjamin Allbright, implies a main cause Watson would like to perform for the Dolphins is the chance to be reunited with broad receiver Will Fuller V, who signed with Miami as an unrestricted no cost agent in the offseason.
To be guaranteed, any staff trading for Watson would have to response queries about bringing in a player with multiple sexual misconduct, particularly when that participant is a quarterback.
This tale is heading to make for an interesting future couple of times, to say the minimum.