The Dolphins can’t cover from the Deshaun Watson rumors endlessly.
After a report over the weekend acknowledged that the Dolphins have emerged because the “frontrunners” to land Watson, the crew downplayed the rumors, whereas refusing to outright deny their curiosity. Yahoo Sports activities insider Charles Robinson then doubled down on his report with a tweet on Monday.
“Can’t state it any extra clearly: My Watson reporting is from high-level sourcing in 5 groups: Dolphins, Texans, Broncos, Eagles, Panthers and inside Watson’s camp,” Robinson wrote. “I problem the Dolphins to state on the report that they haven’t spoken to Houston a couple of Watson deal in camp.”
The Miami Herald additionally reported the Dolphins’ curiosity in Watson over the weekend, saying they might be concerned with the best worth. The Texans are nonetheless asking for no less than three first-round picks.
Miami head coach Brian Flores addressed the rumors on Monday, telling reporters that “reviews and hypothesis are usually not issues we actually get into” and “any conversations we’ve or don’t have with different golf equipment are going to be inner.” He additionally reaffirmed the crew’s help in quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
“I’m very assured in Tua. He’s executed a variety of good issues this spring, this offseason, this coaching camp. He performed effectively final week. Once more, my conversations with the gamers are going to at all times stay between me and that participant.”
The entire scenario appears odd. For one, Flores had an opportunity to outright deny that the crew was , and he didn’t. Flores additionally stated the crew solely needs “excessive character” gamers, and Watson is going through over 22 lawsuits and several other felony complaints over allegations of sexual misconduct and assault.
After which there’s Tagovailoa. The second-year QB had an up-and-down rookie yr, however the crew simply picked him fifth total a yr in the past. Are they actually prepared to surrender on him after only one season for a man who, at greatest, may face a hefty suspension, and at worst may face felony expenses?
It definitely looks like the Texans are going to wish to lower their asking worth for the Dolphins to truly pull the set off on a commerce. But when they get determined and just do that, it may make for a messy scenario in Miami.