Miami receives: QB Deshaun Watson and WR Brandin Cooks
Houston receives: 2022 1st round pick (SF), 2023 1st round pick, 2023 1st round pick (SF), 2022 2nd round pick, 2023 3rd round pick, a 2022 4th round pick, and a 2023 6th round pick
Yup, you read that right. And yup, I know, there is a current investigation going on right now. But at this point in time, the NFL has not put Watson on the exempt list or suspended him, so I am in no position to judge if he is guilty or not guilty. I can only make decisions off of the information I have presented to me, and currently, Watson is innocent until proven guilty.
Here is my take on the whole guilty, not guilty stuff. If you do not like it, I am sorry, but that is my stance on the whole thing.
Okay, now back to football. Miami decides it is time to get an elite quarterback and stop wasting their elite defense.
Watson comes to Miami and instantly makes them playoff contenders without even upgrading any other positions. If Miami had Watson this year, they would be in the playoffs. You may feel otherwise, and that is fine, but I am not delusional and understand what an elite quarterback can bring to a team.
Along with Watson, Miami also gets wide receiver Brandin Cooks in the deal. Cooks would be a great No. 2 target to add with Waddle, and having tight end Mike Gesicki in the mix with Waddle and Cooks gives Watson an elite group of pass-catchers.
Tua Tagovailoa is not the answer at quarterback for the Dolphins, and I do not see Flores and company letting Watson getaway if his legal situation is resolved. I almost got really wild here and added Laremy Tunsil to the trade and gave up more from Miami, but we will stick with just Watson and Cooks for now.