Deshaun Watson's outing with some former college teammates is getting the trade rumor mill churning once again.
The Houston Texans quarterback had reportedly asked the team to be traded after a falling out with the front office over the direction of the franchise and some recent hiring and personnel decisions. There have been a number of teams pegged as potential suitors, but a new picture of Watson hanging out with some members of the Miami Dolphins has sharpened the focus on the AFC East team.
As the New York Post reported, a photo emerged showing Watson hanging out with Dolphins players Raekwon Davis and Christian Wilkins, who were his former teammates at Clemson. The picture had initially been posted over the weekend by Bryan Burney, Watson's marketing agent, but caught some viral attention this week and sparked rumors that the Texans signal caller could be headed to Miami.
Other insiders believe that the Dolphins are a logical landing spot for Watson. ESPN's Bill Barnwell speculated last month that Miami may be among the best-positioned teams to land the Pro Bowl signal caller, nothing that the team possesses the No. 3 overall pick that the Texans had sent last year as part of the Laremy Tunsil deal. He speculated that the Texans would also have their sights set on landing first-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who showed flashes of strong play in an otherwise uneven rookie season.