The Houston heat is bearing down on two men; quarterback Deshaun Watson and general manager Nick Caserio stare into each other's eyes like a classic Western showdown, awaiting the first blink. Deshaun and his camp have emptied their clip, utilizing the media like a 35 revolver in an attempt to shape the narrative in their favor. Nick doesn't care, hasn't budged, and when asked to comment, replies, "what's a Tweeter?".
With less than a week to go until the start of the 2021-2022 NFL Season, the Houston Texans just officially named Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback. There was little shock involved with this announcement and confirms that the most likely scenario the team is heading towards is paying Watson around 10 million to be inactive for the rest of the season. The Texans will likely provide the excuse that he has a minor, week-to-week injury and look to find suitable trade capital in return after the season and his allegations are completed.
Until then, more trade proposals have been thrown around than I can count, so I wanted to rank picks (going to stick to 1st and 2nd round picks to simplify things) and players, some of which have been mentioned and some of which have flown under the radar.
With the Miami Dolphins seemingly in the driver seat - they have been since this whole thing started - due to them being the main team Watson wants to play for and will waive his no-trade clause for, plus have the most alluring capital, let's limit our scope to their assets.
In addition, imagine that the timeline for this hypothetical trade is after the season, thus, while I wouldn't expect rookies to be included in a before-season trade, there is a greater possibility of being dealt after the season.