One thing we do know is that Deshaun Watson does not want to play for the Houston Texans ever again. We now also know he doesn’t want to be traded to one NFC East team.
John McClain of The Houston Chronicle seems to believe it will be the Miami Dolphins who will ultimately acquire Watson.
The Texans could finally be getting closer to trading quarterback Deshaun Watson to the Miami Dolphins — a team they play Nov. 7. Even though the NFL trading deadline isn’t until Nov. 2, a deal could go down this week, according to people familiar with the negotiations. If the Texans and Dolphins are unable to consummate the trade this week, they want to get it done by the league’s deadline. The Dolphins have been talking to the Texans about Watson off and on for months, and those talks have intensified into serious negotiations. After losing to Jacksonville in London — their fifth consecutive loss — the Dolphins seem more determined to finally execute the Watson trade.
The Athletic doesn’t seem as certain as The Houston Chronicle that a Watson-to-Miami deal is imminent as they mention the other teams the Texans have talked to.
The Houston Chronicle first reported on Wednesday that a trade for Watson could be coming this week. The Texans have been asking teams for three first-round draft picks and two or three more assets, including a collection of picks or players, according to a source.
However, Texans reporter Aaron Wilson is reporting that Watson has made it clear that he does not want to play for the Philadelphia Eagles.
“At one point, Philadelphia was really aggressive in this, to the point where Howie Roseman had even contacted Deshaun’s legal team, he sent an investigator down here… He had done a lot of leg work on this. Eventually what he ascertained, and I reported this back in August and late July as well, was that Deshaun wouldn’t waive his no trade clause for the Eagles,” Wilson reiterated on “The Zach Gelb Show” on CBS Sports Radio.
“So Deshaun has power in this. He choose his own team. If he says no, then the trade is a no.”
Wilson also reported that the Denver Broncos have backed off of Watson as well. His next destination appears to be the Dolphins, and it’s likely a matter of when, not if.
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