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NFL World Reacts To New Deshaun Watson Trade Rumor

It’s been a while since we had a good trade rumor involving disgruntled Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. But Adam Beasley of Pro Football Network is here to end the drought.

On Monday, Beasley reported that the Miami Dolphins would still consider trading for Deshaun Watson if his ongoing legal problems are resolved before the 2021 season. Per the report, the Dolphins have “enough questions” about second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to move on from him.

It’s an interesting theory, and one that’s circulated the NFL for many months now. But the wider NFL world isn’t buying the idea right now.

Numerous people have pointed out that the Dolphins were in a position to do exactly what Beasley suggested before the 2021 NFL Draft. They chose to trade their 2022 first-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles and move up for DeVante Parker instead.

Others feel that the situation with Deshaun Watson is obviously not going to be resolved before the season. So Beasley’s point about the Dolphins being interested before the season appears moot:

The Miami Dolphins drafted Tua Tagovailoa No. 5 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. He went 6-3 as a starter but struggled to move the ball at times, and the Dolphins wound up missing the playoffs.

In the offseason, all kinds of rumors began to emerge that the team didn’t like what they saw from Tua and might trade for a star like Watson or even Aaron Rodgers if the opportunity arose.

But whatever assets the Dolphins might have had for a trade appear to be gone now. No first-round pick in 2022 is practically a non-starter for teams looking to trade a star quarterback.

So if any team does trade for Deshaun Watson before the season, it probably won’t be the Dolphins. Not anymore.

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