Could the Atlanta Falcons end up playing Deshaun Watson on Sunday?
The Atlanta Falcons may not have a quarterback controversy, but their opponent for Sunday’s game certainly does. It seems as though the rumors are true about the Miami Dolphins not being sold on Tua Tagovailoa, and you can hardly blame them.
Tua this season has a total of three touchdowns, two interceptions, and has an awful 42 quarterback rating in the three games he has played this year.
If you have been paying attention to the NFL you know there has been a franchise quarterback in Houston who refuses to play for the team and wants to be traded.
Trade rumors have heated up and the Falcons could potentially play against Watson on Sunday
The Atlanta Falcons will be traveling to Miami to take on the Dolphins and recent reports suggest that the Dolphins are looking to trade for Deshaun Watson this week, and if it gets done soon, then Atlanta could possibly end up playing the talented quarterback.
This all hinges on how quickly the two teams could finalize a deal because Watson would have to travel to Miami and become familiarized with the playbook and his teammates in time for Sunday’s game.
It makes the situation of Deshaun Watson suiting up for the Dolphins in a few days seem almost impossible.
The Falcons should not expect to be playing Deshaun Watson on Sunday, even if he does end up playing, his knowledge of the playbook will be extremely limited.
This brings the next question, who would be the Dolphins starting quarterback then?
Tua Tagovailoa will almost certainly be on his way out, whether that is to Houston or another team remains to be seen.
The backup for Tua is Jacoby Brisset who recently took over when Tua was injured, so he has the experience to take the starting position for the short term if the trade does happen.
However, chances are that Atlanta will be playing Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday. While the rumors say different, the trade will probably not happen before Sunday, if it does happen, expect it closer to the deadline.
The only two scenarios where Atlanta will not be playing Tua is if he gets traded or the team is almost certain they will trade him, so they decide to sit him to avoid another injury that would lower his trade value.
It would be shocking to see anyone but Tua Tagovailoa throwing the ball against the Falcons defense.