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Texans Have Made Final Decision On Deshaun Watson Trade

A closeup of Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 15: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans looks on during a timeout in the first quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on December 15, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

For the past few months, the Miami Dolphins have been linked to Deshaun Watson. Moments ago, ESPN insider Adam Schefter had a telling update on the team's interest in the Pro Bowl quarterback.

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.