Despite weeks of being endlessly linked with a trade for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, the Miami Dolphins decided to not pull the trigger on landing the QB at the trade deadline. On Wednesday, Dolphins general manager Chris Grier talked about the entire situation.
Grier explained that the Dolphins did their research in hopes of a possible trade. Grier said that despite doing their due diligence, the Dolphins didn’t feel like making a trade.
“My job as general manager is to investigate every avenue on players that may or may not be available,” Grier said, via the Miami Herald. “I don’t think it’s any different from any player on the roster. We’ve done that from Day 1. That’s how every team operates. In terms of what discussions were had and what people asked for,… no trade was made. We decided not to make a deal.”
Grier made it clear that while they may have pursued Deshaun Watson, it does not mean that the franchise doesn’t believe in incumbent starter Tua Tagovailoa.
“If there is player there considered one of the top players in the NFL, you have to look at it and try to go for it. It has nothing to do with not believing in Tua. We’re very happy with Tua.”
Grier was most animated in his denial at claims that the team tried to influence the quarterback to settle his pending 22 civil accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Grier said, “I think any suggestion that this organization would be dealing behind the scene and trying to influence decisions is absolutely ridiculous and categorically false. To say that we’d be involved in that is just flat wrong, it pisses me off, I’m sorry.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.