Deshaun Watson wants to call South Florida his next home.
He’s flirted too long and too hard with the Miami Dolphins for us to draw any other conclusion.
And even though the star quarterback is still a member of the Houston Texans, is entangled in a civil lawsuit that includes 22 accusers of sexual assault, and the Dolphins seemingly committed to second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the flirtation continues.
According to league sources, the Dolphins have always been, and remain interested in acquiring Watson, a three-time Pro Bowl player. But at the right price. And Watson having control of where he ends up because of the no-trade clause in his contract is a factor that benefits the Dolphins.
At this point it is unclear what offer Miami has made to Houston, but other teams have backed out of the bidding for various reasons. The Texans reportedly haven’t budged from their desire to acquire the equivalent of four first-round picks for the talented, but troubled quarterback.
Even though franchise owner Steve Ross has seemingly green-lit Miami’s possible pursuit of Watson — either now or later — there’s a couple of issues that complicate this courtship.