Deshaun Watson will not be getting his wish of playing with another team, at least not in 2021.
On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed that whle the Miami Dolphins did their due diligence on the disgruntled QB, they ‘will not make a trade for’ him. Schefter says Dolphins owner Stephen Ross made the final decision not to move forward after contingencies he wanted were not met.
Schefter added that the team will stick with Tua Tagovailoa.
Aaron Wilson reported no settlements are imminent or developing for Watson’s 22 civil cases of sexual misconduct.
Reports have said Ross has insisted upon Watson clearing up his legal situation before they get a trade agreement in place with the Texans.
John McClain had previously reported that the two teams had a framework for a trade agreed upon last week that included three first-round picks. However, Mike Florio reported that once the Texans caught wind of Watson potentially settling, their asking price on Watson went up.
According to McClain, Watson has told the Texans he won’t approve any trade except to Miami, which could hurt Houston’s ability to work a deal with a different team next year.
He has already stated he would not play for the Eagles.
In 2020, Watson appeared in all 16 games for the Texans and completed 70.2 percent of his passes for 4,823 yards with 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
The Texans have not had him dressed to play in one game in 2021 and that is not likely to change.