It’s hard to find quarterbacks in the NFL, and there are few times where a team will even be in the position to acquire one of the game’s best talents.
The Miami Dolphins are of these few teams in position to pick up such a player, and that quarterback is the Houston Texan’s Deshaun Watson.
Watson has been reportedly frustrated with the Texan’s coaching search and general manager hire as he was not allowed to have input in any decision after previously being promised to be involved. It is being reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen that Watson may try and force his way out of Houston with one of his preferred landing spots being the Dolphins.
This all but guarantees that Miami would have to trade 2019 first-round pick Tua Tagovailoa in order to get the deal done.
Sources say Watson could play hardball with Texans about a trade. His new $156 million contract includes a no-trade clause but informed speculation from a source is that he would consider the @MiamiDolphins in which Tua Tagovailoa and additional compensation goes to Houston.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 10, 2021
Tagovailoa started nine games and appeared in 10 as a rookie where he threw for 1,814 yards and 11 touchdowns while leading Miami to a 6-3 record and a near playoff birth.
Dolphins general manager Chris Grier had recently stated that Tagovailoa would be the team’s quarterback next season and moving forward, but this news may change things.
Generational quarterbacks don’t come around all that often and getting Watson could be the missing piece to a Miami reign in the AFC.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77