If the Miami Dolphins act for Deshaun Watson, Tua Tagovailoa has to go.
With John McClain of the Houston Chronicle‘s bombshell report that the Houston Texans may have a trading partner for Deshaun Watson with the Miami Dolphins, it means Tua Tagovailoa’s days in South Florida are numbered.
Back when it was cool to fill up for Tua, the Dolphins were a disastrous football team. While they managed to win five games under first-year head coach Brian Flores in 2019, there were several factors that contributed to Tagovailoa falling to 5th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. What hurts the most is that the Dolphins clearly missed out on a better NFL prospect with Justin Herbert.
So if Watson goes to the Dolphins, what teams can Miami swap Tagovailoa with?
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The Denver Broncos must test all waters before drafting another quarterback
Until they can clearly say they figured it all out, the Denver Broncos must keep trying to find the quarterback guy. The Broncos haven’t even sniffed the playoffs since Peyton Manning in 2015. While the defenses have been consistently strong, a poor quarterback game has largely contributed to the most barren time in franchise history.
Denver can claim to have two starting quarterbacks when in reality that means they don’t have one. Teddy Bridgewater is the epitome of a bridge starter at this point in his career. He can win games under the middle but he’s not talented enough to build a team over the long term. As for Drew Lock, the upward and arm strength is there, but the maturity and mechanical issues are cause for concern.
So would the Dolphins be interested in one of those Broncos quarterbacks as part of the package to send Tagovailoa their own way? Possibly. Bridgewater simply lifts the floor of a team upon arrival. Lock might just need a new scene change, but he’s likely a backup in this league. As for Tagovailoa, he would be by far the most talented quarterback to play in Denver since Manning.
Denver may need a new quarterback, but even if Tagovailoa makes it happen, a trade is complicated.