As the Miami Dolphins are caught in a trade haul for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, the team’s current quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, answers 10-minute questions in his usual Wednesday press conference, mostly ahead of the November 2 deadline. on business prospects. .
With continued reports linking the Dolphins to Watson, when asked if he still felt wanted in Miami, Tagovialo offered an interesting response.
“I don’t feel wanted. That’s all I can say,” he said laughing at the question, as he remained upbeat throughout the media session.
“Tua is our quarterback,” Dolphins coach Brian Flores confirmed Wednesday, as he has consistently said, but he has done little to turn the team away from the reported deal. Dolphins general manager Chris Grier was not available to speak to reporters.
As Tagovailoa prepares to face the Buffalo Bills at Orchard Park on Sunday, he says he doesn’t even have business prospects on his mind.
“I don’t really think about it,” Tagovailoa said. “The only time I’ve really heard about it… if [Dolphins media relations] Telling me what’s going on in the rumors or if my agent calls me, exactly when I hear it. Besides, I don’t really listen to it.”
On Tuesday night, the Houston Chronicle reported that the Dolphins and Texans have agreed compensation that the Dolphins have two major ifs to gain legal clarity on Watson’s troubles, including her legal cases involving sexual assault. And what Commissioner Roger Goodell could potentially do is hand over the sentence based on what is found.
On Wednesday morning, the NFL Network reported that the Carolina Panthers, one of the other teams mentioned along with the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos, would no longer pursue Watson. USA Today countered the Houston Chronicle’s reporting on Wednesday, saying “Miami’s offer still doesn’t meet the threshold for making a deal.”
In a perfect world for Tagovailoa, the Dolphins would come out and say they’re backing out of trade talks for Watson, but that’s not the case with Tagovailoa as he keeps getting dragged through the reports.
“As for me, I have no control over that,” Tagovailoa said. “I’m just concentrating on the guys in the building with my teammates. We don’t really have time as professionals, I would say that when we’re preparing day-to-day for opponents, we do a lot of outsiders. Thinking about the noise, like we have bills right now.
Tuesday’s trade deadline How far is Tagovailoa’s mind from trade reports expiring within a week?
“Honestly, I’m not even worried about it,” he said. “I don’t even know when the trade deadline is.”
This story will be updated.