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No Deshaun Watson trade for the Miami Dolphins ahead of deadline

Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2021 NFL trade deadline quickly approaching, it seems as if Deshaun Watson will remain a member of the Houston Texans for the remainder of the season.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Miami Dolphins have opted not to trade for the embattled three-time Pro Bowl quarterback ahead of the Tuesday deadline.

Schefter indicates that owner Stephen Ross made the final decision regarding Deshaun Watson and whether to trade for the sidelined star quarterback.

This comes after weeks of speculation linking Watson to South Beach, including a recent report indicating that a deal is close.

However, the quarterback’s legal situation obviously plays a role here. Shortly after Watson requested a trade from the Texans early last off-season north of 20 women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. There’s now a ton of civil cases on the docket with double-digit criminal accusations being levied in the quarterback’s direction.

Meanwhile, Deshaun Watson has now played a single snap for the Texans this season as the off-field situation takes care of itself.

While another team could potentially come calling here soon, it now seems highly likely that Watson will finish the season as a member of the Texans. It also means that he’ll likely not appear in a single game throughout the 2021 campaign.