With NFL free agency getting closer by the day, the Houston Texans remain steadfast that 25-year-old franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson isn’t going anywhere.
Watson has been the talk of free agency in the NFL despite the fact that free agency has not started — and despite the fact that he’s not even a free agent.
There are plenty of teams that would love to grab Watson and make him their own franchise quarterback.
On Wednesday, NBC Sports’ Chris Simms said he thinks one team that’s going to make a huge push for Watson, should the Texans make him available, is the Miami Dolphins.
“I do think that Miami is going to go all-in on trying to get Deshaun Watson. I do,” Simms said Tuesday.
“I got that sense from people I trust around the league. So I don’t look at them as drafting a quarterback.”
It’s very likely that the Dolphins (or any other team that speaks to the Texans about Watson) are going to have to offer both players that can be inserted into the starting lineup on Day One and draft picks that can be turned into offensive playmakers, if they want to make a deal.
According to rumors, the Dolphins do want to go after Watson, but they will have competition for his services.
Look for the Chicago Bears (who also are eyeing Russell Wilson), New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, the Washington Football Team, and possibly even the New Orleans Saints (if Drew Brees officially retires) to make a push for the unhappy QB.