Report: Texans discussing Deshaun Watson trade with Dolphins
The Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins are in trade discussions involving beleaguered quarterback Deshaun Watson, the Houston Chronicle reported on Wednesday.
According to the Chronicle, the trade could happen later this week. The NFL trade deadline is Nov. 2.
Watson hasn’t played for the Texans this season. He stands accused of sexual assault by 22 women who have filed lawsuits. Police and the NFL have ongoing investigations.
But the off-the-field behavior hasn’t prevented the Dolphins from coveting Watson. Miami reportedly has been interested since Watson informed the Texans earlier this year that he would like to be traded.
The Washington Post reported the commissioner’s exempt list could still be in play even if Watson is traded as the NFL and criminal investigations into claims against Watson remain active.
Houston has reportedly sought three first-round selections and two second-round picks in any trade for the 26-year-old Watson.
Though he is disgruntled with the Texans, Watson reported to training camp to avoid being fined $50,000 per day. He attends meetings but hasn’t played in any games.
Watson, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, has passed for 14,539 yards, 104 touchdowns and 36 interceptions in 54 games (53 starts) over four seasons. He established career highs of 4,823 yards and 33 touchdowns last season while throwing a career low seven interceptions.
–Field Level Media