Deshaun Watson rumors: Texans and Dolphins still in talks

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Deshaun Watson rumors are heating up again before the third Houston Texans preseason game.

It has become very apparent that the Houston Texans and Deshaun Watson are all but finished with each other and are going through the mandatory motions. The Texans are allowing Watson at camp, while Watson is there to save his money by avoiding fines.

During training camp Deshaun Watson hasn’t said too much and the Houston Texans won’t talk about him, but for being the fourth-string quarterback on the depth chart this summer, Watson is a huge person of interest in various trade talks.

This offseason, Watson’s trade rumors have had him joining the Denver Broncos, the Philadelphia Eagles and even the Carolina Panthers. Through all of those rumors, the one team that keeps returning to the Watson trade rumor discussion is the Miami Dolphins, and that is what’s happened on Saturday afternoon, the day of the Texans’ final preseason game.

In a tweet by Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports, he broke the following Deshaun Watson rumor news about a possible trade between the Texans and the Dolphins:

Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson could be a Dolphin sooner rather than later

With it being reported that the Dolphins are the front runner for Deshaun Watson, the good part of the Texans trade rumor is that it discusses the return for the Texans which could include three first-round picks and two second-round picks, or at least that is what the franchise wants for one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

The first-round picks are the most important part of any trade of Watson, but those potential second-round picks are just as important. The price is high for Watson, but when was the last time a quarterback with the talent and ability of Watson, who is 25 years old, was available in a trade?

Though Watson has his off-the-field legal issues, teams still want Watson as their quarterback as he’s been the top option at the position for the Texans since 2017 when he was a first-round pick by Houston.

A trade for Watson would be beneficial to both franchises because the Dolphins are still chasing the Patriots and Bills in the AFC East. Houston is working on rebuilding their franchise, and what better way to do so than getting max value for Watson with three first-round picks?

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It is evident Watson isn’t playing for the Houston Texans in Week 1 or most likely at any point this season, and with Houston having Tyrod Taylor as their current starter, if Houston can get their king’s ransom for Watson, then they have to make this deal.