The Miami Dolphins are no longer in the Deshaun Watson market. Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Wednesday, GM Chris Grier told reporters that “the door is shut on Deshaun,” signaling that the team has stopped pursuing him in a trade with the Houston Texans.
Miami was arguably the team most linked to trading for Watson over the last year. There were even reports leading into the trade deadline this season that Miami and Houston had agreed on the compensation of a Watson blockbuster and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross had approved the deal.
The holdup, of course, was Watson’s legal troubles off the field where he is currently facing 22 lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct. That has prevented the Dolphins — or any team — from truly rolling out a full-court press in trying to trade for Watson as it’s unclear what his future — both in terms of legal trouble and a possible NFL suspension — may be.
Dolphins G.M. Chris Grier: Door is shut on Deshaun Watson. https://t.co/jsCdqFVc8P
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 2, 2022