The Houston Texans could finally be ready to trade Deshaun Watson.
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans could be close to trading Deshaun Watson to the Miami Dolphins this week:
The Houston Texans have been talking with the Miami Dolphins “on and off” for months now but it seems a deal could be finally be reached. Even though the NFL trade deadline isn’t until Nov. 2, McClain says that “people familiar with the negotiations” say a deal could go down this week.
The Dolphins have lost five in a row, the most recent coming Sunday in London against the previous winless Jaguars. Jacksonville hadn’t won a game since the 2020 season opener. The early results on 2020 first-round pick Too Tagovailoa have not been steller, which might be a reason why Miami is pushing to get this deal done.
Texans General Manager Nick Caserio has been asking for three first-round draft choices and two second-round picks. Watson has a no-trade clause and would have to approve any deal, but it is expected he would accept a trade to the Dolphins.
Watson still faces 22 civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual assault and misconduct, and police and NFL investigations are ongoing.
So far, the NFL has not made a decision on whether to place Watson on the Commissioner’s Exempt List.