Watson had gauged plenty of interest around the league, with the Miami Dolphins at the top of the candidate list.
And, according to ProFootballTalks' Mike Florio, the Dolphins were actually close to pulling the trigger on a deal. Then, the Texans backpedaled as they feel his legal situation could be cleared soon:
"A week ago, the Texans and Dolphins were closing in on a deal for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Per multiple sources, the Dolphins wanted Watson to settle the 22 civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. Per multiple sources, once the Texans caught wind of the growing possibility that the 22 civil lawsuits would be settled, their price for Watson went up," reported Florio.