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Report: Deshaun Watson names his two preferred trade destinations

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Could Deshaun Watson soon be heading to the AFC East?

The Houston Texans quarterback reportedly is unhappy with the organization and wants out. Reports earlier this month suggested the Miami Dolphins would be Watson's preferred trade destination, but it looks like that may not be the case after all.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported Saturday that while Miami is on Watson's list, the New York Jets actually are the 25-year-old's preferred landing spot.

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“Watson this week told people the Jets are his top preference among the teams he’d like to be traded to because they hired Robert Saleh to be their coach and Watson values Saleh so much he wanted the Texans to interview him for their vacant head coach job,” Salguero writes.

"Watson confirmed reports, circulated for several weeks in national media, he’d also welcome playing for the Dolphins but said that is his second choice at this time."

With the No. 2 and 23 overall picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, plus an extra first-rounder next year, the Jets certainly are in a position to pull off a blockbuster deal. One NFL exec recently said trading for Watson would require at least three first-round selections.

Although it seems clear Watson wishes to continue his career elsewhere, it's unknown whether the Texans are open to parting ways with their franchise QB.