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Deshaun Watson at Miami Dolphins Should Cost Someone His Job


Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross will have to step in and make a decision on the future of his general manager, especially if Deshaun Watson is traded.

There’s a lot to like about Watson’s Miami prospect. He would make the Dolphins an immediate playoff contender, as long as the offensive line keeps him alive. He is extremely precise and the Dolphins would have on their roster, perhaps the 2nd best QB in the AFC.

Watson also brings in plenty of assumptions, unknowns, and a ton of legal issues that could derail her Miami career before it even begins. It’s a bet for any GM, but is this bet something Chris Grier can survive?

We mentioned above that Ross will have to step in and make a decision. Two years after drafting Tua Tagovailoa in fifth overall, a spot ahead of Rookie of the Year winner Justin Herbert, it looks like Miami may be leaving Tua Time much sooner than expected. The question is who was responsible?

There have been a lot of rumors that Tua is Grier’s choice while Brian Flores wanted Herbert. There has been speculation that Ross requested that it be Tua rather than Herbert. Only the three and a handful of others know for sure, but we can say it for sure, if Ross didn’t ask for Tua, and Grier made that call on his own, an exchange for Watson should end. his time with the Dolphins.

Unlike many, I’m a Grier fan, but the cost of trading for Watson will cost the Dolphins at least two picks in the first round, two picks in the second round and probably more. Grier’s draft history has been okay but nothing spectacular, nothing special. He took risks that didn’t work out and passed on top talent in hopes of reaching players with questionable backgrounds and high potential.

Watson brings elite talent and immediate leadership. He would walk into the room and possess it. There might be a few gamers who silently wish he hadn’t come to Miami, but in reality gamers are playing this game for money and to win and they’re chasing both. Watson brings wins while Tua Tagovailoa brings uncertainty.

Stephen Ross is 80 years old. He wants to win before his time as an owner is over and Watson is giving him the best chance to do so. Tagovailoa could, but it will take longer. Time may not be on Ross’ mind.

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 19: Miami Dolphins No.1 quarterback Tua Tagovailoa looks to pass the Buffalo Bills in the first half of the game at Hard Rock Stadium on September 19, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Photo by Michael Reaves / Getty Images)

Legal issues are far too difficult to ignore. Forget the allegations. Forget the involvement of the FBI. The fact that there were no charges does not mean that he is innocent. That’s not to say he’s guilty, but there are too many agencies involved in this. Too many allegations for this to go away quietly or quickly, and we haven’t addressed the moral compass of bringing a player with Watson’s issues to Miami. Let’s not mince words, the Miami Dolphins will lose fans if they trade for him. How much? This cannot be counted until the season tickets start to be canceled.

So why are we still talking about Watson? During the week’s three TV shows, Jay Glazer said Texans are relaxing their demand for no security in a trade. That means, if that’s true, that a team could get their picks or some of them back, if Watson is suspended, so naturally Miami is back in the picture.

A report released today by a source I cannot confirm said the two sides are on final communication to make a deal work and with the trade deadline approaching in early November, time is running out. Watson can play immediately, he is not suspended and may not be suspended until next season, if at all. That would mean Miami could literally be a good fit for him to play the day after a trade.

Nothing is certain yet. Nothing is real and nothing is set in stone. There is no agreed exchange and nothing imminent, but there is an awful lot of smoke and maybe we are starting to see the flicker of a flame. Will this flame also ignite the burner under Chris Grier’s career in Miami? Time will tell us.