QB - HOU
Week 13 Outlook
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Dolphins won't trade for Texans QB Deshaun Watson on Tuesday.
Schefter notes that Miami did their due diligence on Watson and had conversations with Houston, but eventually decided not to make a deal. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross reportedly had contingencies that needed to be met for a deal to come together. Tua Tagovailoa will remain Miami's starter for the rest of 2021. Watson rumors will likely resurface over the offseason.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Panthers aren't expected to pursue Texans QB Deshaun Watson at this time.
Rapoport adds that Watson only waived his no-trade clause for the Dolphins. The legal ramifications still make a potential trade feel unlikely, but rumors have gained steam in recent days. If Watson plays this season he would certainly have low-end QB1 fantasy value at worst.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports there's a "good chance" that Deshaun Watson is dealt by the November 2nd trade deadline.
Rapoport notes that the Texans have engaged with "multiple teams" in recent days. Most of the speculation surrounds the Dolphins and Panthers, and Rapoport added that Watson is in "good shape" and ready to play immediately. The elephant in the room is obviously Watson's legal situation as he faces sexual assault allegations from more than 20 women. Any team that acquires him within the next week will face some serious public relations blowback.
Mark Berman is reporting that the Dolphins and Texans are working out a potential deal that could send Deshaun Watson to Miami. While Berman said that a deal could get done as early as this week, the hopes are that it will happen before the November 2nd trade deadline.
There has been smoke surrounding Watson trade rumors for almost a year now. As we get closer to the trade deadline, expect more rumors to start swirling. For now, there is no deal done. We will update you on any new information that becomes available.
Texans coach David Culley says QB Deshaun Watson won't play in Thursday's Week 3 game against the Panthers.
Tyrod Taylor has already been ruled out due to injury, which means David Mills will get the start on Thursday Night Football. It remains unlikely we see Watson play at all this season.