Texans, dolphins will not make the Deshaun Watson deal

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Last week, they were getting it done. This week, the Dolphins have pulled the plug.

According to Adam Schefter from ESPN.com (ie, the dolphins specifically chose him to receive the leaked message), the dolphins will not trade for texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Here is his tweet: “Even though the Dolphins did due diligence on Deshaun Watson and had talks with Houston, Miami will not make a trade for QB, per. source. Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross, who had unforeseen circumstances that had to be met for any deal, made the final decision not to proceed. “

(I thought Ross did not make football decisions. Oh wait, that was and is and will always be BS whenever an owner tries to say so.)

What Schefter does not say is that the “contingents” were conciliatory in the 22 civil lawsuits. Watson would only decide the cases if a trade took place. Since there is no settlement, there is no trade.

Schefter adds this: “While Miami was considering picking Deshaun Watson, there was never any deal in place and the Dolphins will stick with Tua Tagovailoa, a young QB who has shown improvement this year.”

Of course, there was no deal in place; otherwise it would have been done. Last week, the two sides were close. As PFT has reported, as soon as the Texans heard about the possibility of a solution to the cases, the Texans drove up the price and the negotiations ran into craters.

As explained on Sunday Football night in America, a trade and the settlement went hand in hand. While the Dolphins may try to make it look like Ross took a principled stand if the Texans and Dolphins had made a deal, Watson would have had the cases settled. They did not, so he did not. And now Watson will continue to be paid by the Texans for not playing.

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