Deshaun Watson’s future is a huge question mark right now.
When the offseason officially commenced Watson immediatedly found himself involved in a particularly horrific scandal. Multiple women, primarily those working the healthcare industry, came out and accused him of sexual wrongdoing.
Despite it all, there appears to at the very least be a possibility that Watson will settle with his accusers and be available to play next season. And if that happens, it seems as though he is still keen on the Houston Texans trading him.
Should that happen, according to Adam Beasley of the Pro Football Network, the Miami Dolphins are very much in the hunt for Watson’s services.
“We’re told the Dolphins have enough lingering questions about Tua’s ability and future that they would still consider trading for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson if his legal situation is somehow resolved in time for the 2021 season,” he wrote.
“That, of course, is an enormous if. Watson stands accused of sexual misconduct by nearly two dozen massage therapists who are suing him…But that has not stopped the Dolphins from keeping an open mind, according to multiple sources briefed on the organization’s thinking.”
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None of this should come as a huge surprise. The Dolphins kicked the tires on a potential Watson trade prior to this. Moreover, various players on the team have mercilessly disrespected him publicly, so clearly there is momentum within the organization itself to find a new franchise quarterback.
That said, Watson’s status is still very iffy. And as much as Miami may want the 25-year-old, there is still a great chance that he’ll simply be suspended for the entirety of next year.
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