Dolphins G.M. Chris Grier: Door is shut on Deshaun Watson

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The Dolphins were linked to a trade for Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson for much of last year, but nothing came to fruition and many wondered if the team plans to pursue a deal again this offseason.

According to General Manager Chris Grier, they won’t be in the market for such a deal. Grier said that the team is committed to Tua Tagovailoa and that they believe he will thrive in the offense being put together by new head coach Mike McDaniel.

As a result, Grier said the Dolphins have ruled out any bid for Watson this offseason.

“The door is shut on Deshaun,” Grier said, via multiple reporters.

The Dolphins are not the only team that was seen as a possible landing spot for Watson, who still faces civil lawsuits and a criminal investigation as he tries to find a new team. Texans head coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday that he’s hoping for a speedy end to Watson’s situation, but General Manager Nick Caserio said only that the team is going to take it day by day.

21 responses to “Dolphins G.M. Chris Grier: Door is shut on Deshaun Watson

  1. NOW, hopefully, the NFC South teams will echo the same sentiments…
    We don’t need DW around these parts!

  2. It’s closed because I’d be surprised of Watson ever takes another NFL snap.

  3. The door has been slammed shut for any other teams who were interested too. Until Watsons case has clarity if things will go criminal or not why would anyone bother trading for him?

  4. Texans should tell Watson he’s playing for them. If he holds out, that’s on him. Besides, who doesn’t like Lovie?

  5. Isn’t is tampering to comment on a specific player by name who is under contract with another team?

  6. The Texans should have listened to Kenny Rogers “you got to know when to hold up, know when to fold up.” They’re gonna end up with a bag of balls for him.

  7. I doubt that the door is really shut. This is called “driving down the price”.

  8. The Texans may end up with nothing. They should have let him go for three 1s and two 2s or whatever Miami was offering. They got greedy and may get burnt.

  9. “The Texans should have listened to Kenny Rogers “you got to know when to hold up, know when to fold up.”

    It’s “Know when to hold ’em. Know when to fold ’em.”

  10. Quite possibly the most overrated player to take a snap. The “generational franchise superstar” is nowhere close to that.

  11. Dolphins: endanger their relationship with their 1st round QB by actively shopping for another, despite the others very serious issues.
    Also Dolphins: fire a coach Watson’s reportedly interested in playing for.
    Also Dolphins: mired in a massive lawsuit from said coach that might force ownership to sell the team.
    Deshaun Watson: holy crap, nevermind about playing for the Dolphins
    Dolphins: … Uh, actually, we dont even want Deshaun anyway

  12. To bad the door didn’t shut on you and Ross. Always the can’t find enough couple, always movie star shopping. What a way to welcome your new young coach.

  13. Frankly, if the Texans had gotten ONE first round pick for Watson they’d be ahead, because they’re also trying to get rid of his salary. They could’ve had teams bidding from that starting point – they probably would’ve ended up getting at least two number ones for him.

    By keeping the price high they’ve kept Watson and paid him to not play for an entire season. The thinking behind this baffles me.

  14. Watson will not be traded until all his legal issues are resolved. Nothing to report here.

  15. dualprime says:
    March 2, 2022 at 5:46 pm
    Texans should tell Watson he’s playing for them. If he holds out, that’s on him. Besides, who doesn’t like Lovie?
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    I dont think Flores is a fan of Lovie.

  16. Would any team be crazy enough to give the Texans a king’s ransom in picks for a guy who could possibly wind up in prison? I’d like to think the answer is no. I think they’re stuck with him.

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