Brian Flores reportedly told Tua Tagovailoa prior to the team’s final 2021 preseason game that that the team was trying to acquire Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
It is just yet another wrinkle that has come out that seems to show that the former Miami Dolphins head coach did not like the young QB.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen offered that bit of information during the network’s Super Bowl preview.
“Sources say that in the final preseason game before the Dolphins played the [Cincinnati] Bengals, ironically, Flores told Tua that the rumors were true,” Mortensen said. “They were trying to get Deshaun Watson in a trade.”
The rumors of the Dolphins trying to acquire Watson were hardly a secret, with the team being linked to the disgruntled signal-caller during much of this past offseason. Watson’s issues off the field resulted in the quarterback not playing this season and the reason he has not been traded as of yet.
Mortensen’s report indicates that the Dolphins seemingly were still pursuing a deal for Watson while publicly stating that Tagovailoa was their quarterback.
New Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel has already expressed his confidence in Tagovailoa.
In the meantime, Flores is now amending his lawsuit against the league to add the Houston Texans after they passed on hiring him for head coach after he came out with his lawsuit.