RUMOR: Deshaun Watson trade to Dolphins hits roadblock after shock Texans move
The Miami Dolphins have long been linked to a Deshaun Watson trade, and apparently last week, they were close to making a deal with the Houston Texans for the troubled quarterback. However, Houston had a change of mind and wanted more.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Texans increased their price for Watson when they learned that Watson could settle the 22 civil lawsuits thrown against him for alleged sexual misconduct. Of course the sudden demand from Houston caught the Dolphins off-guard and threw a wrench to their negotiations.
A week ago, the Texans and Dolphins were closing in on a deal for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Per multiple sources, the Dolphins wanted Watson to settle the 22 civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. Per multiple sources, once the Texans caught wind of the growing possibility that the 22 civil lawsuits would be settled, their price for Watson went up.
The Texans have every right to increase their asking price for Deshaun Watson, especially if one of his two major legal troubles would be resolved. However, it could also prevent them from trading the 26-year-old quarterback if they continue to stick to their increased trade value.
With the trade deadline nearing, though, all the questions about Watson’s future with the Texans should be answered really soon.