Report: Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross ‘really wants’ Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson and Stephen Ross

It looks like that the Miami Dolphins are determined to land Deshaun Watson.

Or at least, the team’s ownership is.

According to a report, team owner Stephen Ross is intent on acquiring the embattled quarterback from the Houston Texans.

“Per a league source, owner Stephen Ross ‘really wants’ the Texans quarterback,” wrote Mike Florio of NBC Sports. “For now, however, the Dolphins and Texans have been unable to reach a deal.”

The Texans seem prepared to play hardball with any team that inquires about Watson. They are reportedly waiting for an offer that they “cannot refuse” and are not in a hurry to trade away their star player.

Miami would likely need to part ways with at least some of its future draft picks if it does decide to deal for the 25-year-old quarterback.

There is also the question of what the team must do with its young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa if such a trade were to occur. It has been presumed that he is the franchise’s quarterback of the future. But after a lackluster rookie season, the Dolphins might be ready to move on.

Last month, Ross made it clear that he wants Miami to win a Super Bowl in a “very short period of time.” Landing Watson could help the Dolphins achieve that goal.

With that in mind, it would be interesting to see how fans would respond to the acquisition of a player who is at the center of disturbing sexual assault allegations.