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3 Teams That Should Trade For Tua Tagovailoa

  • The Draft Network
  • October 21, 2021
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According to multiple reports, the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins are engaged in trade talks surrounding disgruntled franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson. The reemerging news sent shockwaves around the world of professional football on Wednesday afternoon.

A Watson-to-Miami deal could potentially be on hold until another key domino gets sorted out. Dolphins sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa could be on the move himself. The former Alabama standout has done little to convince the Dolphins' brass that he's capable of serving as their quarterback of the future.

With a Watson blockbuster potentially in the cards, here are three teams that should look to acquire Tagovailoa.

DENVER BRONCOS

Competing in a division that features Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert makes life incredibly difficult. The Broncos shocked the world by beginning a perfect 3-0, but are currently on a three-game losing streak that has brought Broncos faithful back down to earth. Still very much alive in the ultra-competitive AFC West, the Broncos need to make a drastic move before they continue to lose ground to the Chargers, Raiders, and Chiefs.

Starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater began the season by performing admirably but has been hobbled by foot and quad injuries in recent weeks, and his performances have been negatively impacted. Third-year quarterback Drew Lock has quickly become an afterthought and failed to make the most of his opportunity in relief of the injured Bridgewater in a Week 4 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Head coach Vic Fangio and the Broncos deserve a quarterback that could take advantage of the array of pass-catching weapons they’ve accumulated throughout the years, and Tagovailoa would represent an improvement.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

The second-worst passing offense in the NFL, the Saints are averaging a mere 169.4 passing yards per contest. It’s safe to say the Jameis Winston era has gotten off to a rocky start in New Orleans. The former gunslinger currently looks incapable of filling the void left behind by the retirement of Drew Brees.

Head coach Sean Payton is a brilliant offensive mind and has earned himself a reputation of being proficient in getting a lot out of a little. Payton would likely relish the opportunity to work with a talented 23-year-old quarterback like Tagovailoa while surrounding him with a better infrastructure than the one that’s been provided to him in Miami. The Saints will be aggressive in their pursuit to immediately return to prominence, and Tagovailoa would help speed up the process.

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

One of the more disappointing teams throughout the early portion of the 2021 campaign thus far, many, including myself, had higher expectations for this year’s iteration of the Football Team. Their season immediately got off on the wrong foot when starting-quarterback-to-be Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered a hip subluxation in the second quarter of their opening contest. Backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke is a capable signal-caller but has done little to prove he’s the man to shepherd them forward. Washington would immediately upgrade the most important position in all of pro sports by acquiring Tagovailoa.

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