Schefter is reporting that Miami will not trade for Watson prior to this afternoon's deadline.
"Although the Dolphins did due diligence on Deshaun Watson and had conversations with Houston, Miami will not make a trade for the QB, per source," Schefter said. "Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross, who had contingencies that needed to be met for any deal, made the final decision to not move forward."
With the trade deadline about to pass, the Dolphins will stick with Tua Tagovailoa for at least the remainder of the 2021 season.
Even though the Dolphins were considered the favorites to land Watson in a trade, they weren't the only team linked to him. The Carolina Panthers were also mentioned as a potential suitor.
Nonetheless, it's being reported that Watson will stay in Houston for the rest of the year.
"Texas QB Deshaun Watson not settling his legal situation has resulted in him not getting traded," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport announced. "Watson will stay put in Houston until the offseason."
Watson is facing 22 civil lawsuits by women accusing him of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior. Despite his legal situation, the Texans are still asking for at least three first-round picks in return.
A blockbuster trade involving Watson could take place in the offseason, but his situation off the field will need to clear up in order for that to happen.