Deshaun Watson has officially waived no-trade clause to Miami Dolphins

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As the trade deadline approaches, there has been a small development in the possible Deshaun Watson trade.

On Wednesday morning, Ian Rapoport reported that Deshaun Watson has only waived his no-trade clause in favor of the Miami Dolphins. This move has basically kicked out the Carolina Panthers and their chances of landing the former Clemson quarterback.

If this means that the Texans could actually get the amount of capital that would normally come in a trade for a franchise quarterback, then that would be great news for Houston. The return that Houston would get has been speculated to be anywhere from a king’s ransom to as few as two second-round picks and a player.

While that rules out Carolina, nothing else has been reported of this writing of where the Philadelphia Eagles stand. The Eagles are the other team in the league that isn’t really happy with their starting quarterback, Jalen Hurts.

Hurts is being given the same treatment that Tua Tagovailoa is, with both franchises seemingly giving up on them after such a short stint together. Philadelphia does have two first-round picks this year, including Miami’s first-round selection. The second-round pick that came in the Carson Wentz trade could also become a first-rounder if it meets these conditions.

It’s these reasons above why Philadelphia may just be a dark horse candidate for Watson. Restarting with three, potentially four first-round picks would be incredible for Houston. Miami has a first-round pick from San Francisco.

We’ve done enough trade projections involving the Dolphins and Eagles and what could possibly come to Houston in a trade, and we’ll spare that from this article.  Keep your eyes on these two teams, as things may be getting interesting after months of waiting.

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