Deshaun Watson has a pecking order of teams he’d like to play for. Dolphins aren’t No. 1
Quarterback Deshaun Watson, dissatisfied with his circumstance with the Houston Texans, obviously has a ranking for which brand-new group he’d like to play:
And, yes, he actually wishes to transfer to the AFC East.
However he chooses to bet the New york city Jets.
And, 2nd, he’d like to bet the Miami Dolphins.
Watson today informed individuals the Jets are his leading choice amongst the groups he’d like to be traded to due to the fact that they employed Robert Saleh to be their coach and Watson worths Saleh a lot he desired the Texans to interview him for their uninhabited head coach job.
Watson verified reports, flowed for numerous weeks in nationwide media, he’d likewise invite betting the Dolphins however stated that is his 2nd option at this time.
Watson remained in New york city in current days however it’’s unclear if his time there had anything to do with football at all. Undoubtedly, the Jets are headquartered in New Jersey and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross resides in New york city however it would be tampering for them to be speaking or satisfying with Watson without consent.
Saleh, who was the protective organizer for the San Francisco 49ers the previous 4 seasons, is a favorite of numerous gamers around the league.
Sherman, who played under Saleh with the 49ers, really has recommendations for Watson on what he must do with his existing circumstance in Houston: “I’d get out of there as quickly as possible, I’d head to New York,” Sherman stated recently on the Cris Collinsworth podcast.
Both the Jets and the Dolphins presently have incumbent quarterbacks. However neither Sam Darnold in New York City nor Tua Tagovailoa in Miami are tested stars or have actually carried out anywhere near what Watson has for the Texans.
Tagovailoa however was called the group’s 2021 starter by basic supervisor Chris Grier 2 weeks back. However Darnold has actually gotten no such certainty in New york city from Saleh.
Saleh spoke well of Darnold at his introductory press conference with New York area reporters last week.
“What I can tell you about Sam is he’s got unbelievable arm talent,” Saleh said. “There’s a reason why he was the No. 3 pick in the draft. He’s fearless in the pocket, he’s got a natural throwing motion, he’s mobile, he’s extremely intelligent and he’s tough as nails. His reputation in the locker room is unquestioned.”
But Saleh stopped short of fully committing to the 23-year-old Darnold.
“We’re just getting the staff in the building,” Saleh said. “So there are so many things we have to do just from an evaluation standpoint in regards to the entire roster not just the quarterback. To give you that answer now would not be fair. There’s a lot of discussions that need to be had …
“To give that answer right now would be premature..”
Watson has actually not formally asked for a trade from the Texans however his annoyance with the franchise over its instructions as it carried out a basic supervisor and head coach search is now public understanding.
That annoyance has actually clearly increased to the point Watson has a chain of command of brand-new groups he’d like to bet.
So the Deshaun Watson circumstance might end up being a two-edged sword for the Jets and Dolphins: Both might end up being thinking about trading for Watson. And one might wind up dealing with Watson two times every season.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.