The Tua Tagovailoa era may be coming to an end in Miami as the Dolphins and Texans have reportedly agreed to a trade involving Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson, according to the Houston Chronicle.
“A Watson associate has told people for weeks that he expects Watson to end up in Miami”
– Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson pic.twitter.com/nreajuDque
— Dolphin Nation (@Dolphin_Nation) October 27, 2021
Watson, though, is facing several sexual assault accusations that are lowering his stock.
Watson, who is facing at least 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct and a handful of police complaints, will not be placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell explained to reporters Tuesday there’s not enough information to make the decision.
Fins owner Stephen Ross reportedly wants him to resolve his myriad legal issues before the trade deadline next Tuesday and he wants to know before approving the trade what kind of punishment the NFL may impose on Watson.
Despite the police investigations, Watson has not been charged with a crime. And because of that, it appears the Houston Texans are free to honor his trade request. Watson has not played for the Texans all season while he’s being investigated. He reportedly asked for a trade before the 2021 season.
The Dolphins appeared to be the most likely destination for the quarterback and the price is a big one.