2021 NFL Trade Deadline: Rams, Browns lead winners and losers

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Oct 31, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) passes the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /

2022 NFL Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

Loser: Miami Dolphins

Were the Miami Dolphins in the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes or weren’t they?

Do they believe in Tua Tagovailoa as their starter or don’t they?

Here is what went down in the waning hours of the trade deadline, as told by Adam Schefter.

The Dolphins exploring this deal and then deciding not to do it is a horrible look all around.

At this point, there is still not any sort of guarantee that Watson will be traded before the 2022 NFL Draft, either.

Until his legal situation is resolved, the Texans have made their stance very clear and other teams have drawn a line in the sand as well.

It seems like Watson only wants to go to the Dolphins, which is extremely odd considering he might have a chance to be traded if he would open up his options to other teams.

The Dolphins have taken a massive step back this season so trading unprotected draft capital for a player whose situation is a huge question mark right now? That was out of the question, but they have still flirted with the idea for long enough to mess with the guy who is already in place as the “QB of the future”.

The Dolphins are saying publicly they believe in Tua Tagovailoa, but they have been showing through actions behind the scenes that they really don’t.

How is all that going to affect the next nine games for this team? We’re fixing to find out.