Deshaun Watson’s chances of going to Miami have door slammed shut

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Deshaun Watson can now stop dreaming of being traded to Miami.

Of all the trade destinations that Deshaun Watson was linked to, the Miami Dolphins had held that top spot for almost a year. However, after the surprise firing of Brian Flores, who also interviewed here in Houston, the door has now seemingly closed on that trade.

As Adam Schefter Tweeted on Saturday morning, it all came down to Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross, who never wanted to have Watson in the building. So perhaps there may have been lingering tension over that subject, among others, which led to his dismissal.

This is excellent news for those who wish to see Watson come back and suit up for Houston. As Miami was the only team that he had waived his no-trade clause for during the regular season.

Deshaun Watson now has a bigger trade market if he wants to leave

Now that Miami is out on Watson, this opens him up to the rest of the teams that were trying to go after him. Maybe it’s Carolina who becomes the top destination- or will Washington swoop in and steal Watson for themselves?

This gives Nick Caserio a lot more room to work with, as there could be a ton of teams willing to offer their near future for Watson. This could be like a Ricky Williams or Herschel Walker kind-of compensation included in these trades, and there’s no reason for it not to be that high.

The Walker trade set up Dallas for a dynasty in the 1990s. Can Watson do the same for Houston in the 2020s?