Dolphins say ‘oof’ when looking at Texans offer for Deshaun Watson

Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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The Miami Dolphins apparently are not fans of the price it’ll take to acquire Deshaun Watson from the Texans.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that after the Miami Dolphins heard what it’ll take to get Deshaun Watson that Miami is not so excited about the price. The multiple first and second-round picks are too steep for Dolphins General Manager Chris Grier and Head Coach Brian Flores.

Come on now Miami, don’t be shy. This is a trade that would be a win-win for both franchises. Of course, Watson’s legal matters are a very serious and troubling situation that no one wants to put up with. However, are the Dolphins really that set on sticking with Tua Tagovailoa?

There’s a reason why Miami is linked to Watson. These rumors don’t just start out of nothing.

Here’s what a scaled-back trade for Deshaun Watson would look like:

If Miami doesn’t want to pony up the draft capital, fine- then including Xavien Howard will help get the job done. If this isn’t the one, then the trade to Miami should be a no-go. Miami is trying to keep up with Buffalo in the division, and having a franchise QB can mask a lot of problems (just see Aaron Rodgers for an example).

There are still other teams that could be potential suitors. If Watson does not get convicted/booked of his sexual assault allegations, the Texans will have plenty of other suitors to call.

Acquiring draft capital is the way to go from zero to 100 as fast as possible in the NFL if done correctly. Or it can doom a franchise for an even longer amount of time. It’s at that point and time that Caserio will have to prove his worth.