Houston Texans: 4 quarterbacks to replace Deshaun Watson on roster if he’s traded

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Tua Tagovailoa
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1. Tua Tagovailoa

This could be the best case scenario for the future of the Houston Texans. Currently Tua Tagovailoa is injured following a big hit in Week 2 that took him out of the game. The Miami Dolphins have shown great interest in Deshaun Watson, so a blockbuster trade for Tagovailoa would be best for the Texans.

The Dolphins have a first round pick for ’22 (from the 49ers) and they have other future first-round picks, plus Tagovailoa, and other players who would look nice playing for the Texans. If Miami wants to be serious about having a franchise quarterback like Deshaun Watson then they are going to have to give a “kings ransom” in return. It is that simple because Watson is a generational talent, so Miami can’t be cheap, and will have to over-spend for a great player like Watson.

Deshaun Watson has made it clear he doesn’t want to play for the Texans that’s fine as he’s an excellent football player, and he’s a great quarterback. Miami could really use him on their team if they want to compete with the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills in the AFC East.

A trade for Tagovailoa is best for the future of the Texans, and trading Watson to Miami is best for their present and future as well.

A trade will eventually happen, but whomever decides to trade for Watson – whether it be Miami or another team – they are gaining a Top 5 quarterback in the league, which is tough to find, and it will be costly.

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So much will eventually happen at quarterback for the Texans, and if they believe Tagovailoa will be recovered from his injury, then adding him to their roster will be good for the franchise in the long-term, as he’d be a great addition in the current rebuild of the franchise.