Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is the hottest name on the trade wire right now as it could appear that his time in Houston may be winding down.
According to multiple reports, Watson has no intention on playing for the Texans in 2021 and is looking for a possible trade. While the thought of a three-time Pro Bowl franchise quarterback on the move seems intriguing, the Texans have said that they are in no hurry to trade the disgruntled star signal-caller.
However, that doesn’t stop us here at The Dollars and Sense Sports Blog from playing the hypothetical game. If the star Texans QB were to get traded, here are 12 teams that make the most sense for Deshaun Watson to arrive in(In no particular order):
Disclaimer: This article was written without the regard of Deshaun Watson’s current legal situation.
The Miami Dolphins:
The Miami Dolphins appear to be trending in the right direction these days with their first winning season since 2016 going 10-6 in 2020 but were unable to secure a playoff berth.
The Dolphins selected quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 5 overall pick and while he hasn’t been awful by any stretch, he also hasn’t elevated the offense very well in his first season. The rookie signal-caller finished with a 52.5 QBR in 2020 and seemingly took a backseat to former Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick who is now with the Washington Football Team.
While it is strange to see a team move on a from a quarterback that has been taken that high in the draft, it is not outside of the realm of possibility. Most recently the Arizona Cardinals took that particular route when they drafted current San Francisco 49ers quarterback Josh Rosen with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Rosen would finish 3-10 as a starter and the very next season the Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray out of Oklahoma University. The Cardinals have improved in wins in the two seasons Murray has started at quarterback.
From that example and along with the Dolphins seemingly needing consistent pass production, if the chance was available, they could very well take the chance and give the passing game a much higher ceiling than what Tagovailoa can offer.