Could Brian Flores’ firing be the one thing that opens up the Deshaun Watson trade market?
The most shocking early move of the NFL’s 2022 version of “Black Monday” was learning that Brian Flores, the head coach of the Miami Dolphins who had just led the team to their first back-to-back winning seasons since the early 2000s, was fired.
It turns out that Flores was also reportedly a big reason why Deshaun Watson wanted to go Miami, the only team in which he waived his no-trade clause. Ian Rapoport reported this on Twitter, and now it makes the speculation of what’s going to happen more intriguing.
It makes sense in a way. A young coach that had a lot of promise is what Watson wanted in Houston. He got the 27-year veteran in David Culley instead and Nick Caserio instead and wasn’t happy.
Deshaun Watson could impact the Texans’ decision on the NFL’s infamous Black Monday.
As the Tweet above suggests if Watson doesn’t want to go to Miami anymore, what would he do in the 2022 season if his legal situation gets settled? Would Watson want Culley around with such a run-first mentality? Houston did shift in strategy towards the end of the season, but the damage was done.
Which quarterback do Cal McNair and Caserio see as the future? What would the potential new coach not like about Watson or Davis Mills? There are too many questions already on a chaotic Monday in the NFL.
If anything is certain, we’ll know more come February 22nd, the date of Watson’s deposition. Once that’s done, then maybe we’ll know what the future holds for number four.