Marcus Spears says the Miami Dolphins need to upgrade Tua Tagovailoa to Deshaun Watson

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ESPN analyst Marcus Spears offered his opinion that the top destination for disgruntled Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson should be with the Miami Dolphins.

To make his case for a Dolphins acquisition of Watson, Spears stated simply (beginning at the 45-second mark) that Watson is better than current Dolphins starter Tua Tagovailoa and that having Watson could help the Dolphins improve quickly.

“They interchanged their quarterbacks this year,” Spears said, “So, look, I’m not trying to cast any aspersions on Tua, but Deshaun Watson is better than Tua. He’s an upgrade over Tua and is more known commodity than Tua.

“So you insert Deshaun Watson into the Miami Dolphins lineup. Now, you’ve got a team that can legitimately go to the AFC Championship, and you feel good about who your quarterback is, competing against Patrick Mahomes if you get Deshaun Watson. So for me, that’s an ideal place.”

Watson’s relationship with the Texans is pretty much destroyed, with the quarterback asking to be traded. One other team besides the Dolphins that’s rumored to be in the mix for a possible trade for Watson is the New York Jets.

While Watson is undoubtedly better than Tagovailoa at the present time, the cost for the Dolphins to acquire the signal-caller would likely come at a prohibitive cost.

Right now there are no apparent plans for the Dolphins to move forward with any such deal for Watson. Earlier this month, Dolphins general manager Chris Grier indicated that the team’s plan remains focused on making Tagovailoa the team’s quarterback of the future.