Dolphins coach Brian Flores has repeatedly called Tua Tagovailoa "our quarterback" this year, refusing to address rumors of Miami's reported interest in Deshaun Watson. And yet, with the NFL's Nov. 2 trade deadline fast approaching, the Dolphins continue to be one of the most rumored destinations for the Texans quarterback, who's still facing 22 civil lawsuits for alleged sexual misconduct but apparently might get his wish of a relocation.

While they're just a year removed from spending the No. 5 overall pick on Tagovailoa, the Dolphins have long been linked to Watson, and even more so in recent days since they fell to 1-6 on the year. But which teams could take Tua off their hands, in the event of a blockbuster Watson trade?

Here are five potential landing spots for the second-year signal-caller:


5. New Orleans Saints

Jameis Winston is playing pretty good football in his first year as Drew Brees' successor, and he's quietly got the Saints at 4-2. It'd be a little awkward to deal for Tua right now. But let's say they fall to the Buccaneers in Week 8. In fact, even if they don't, there are still long-term QB questions: Winston is on a one-year deal, Taysom Hill is 31 and confined to a utility role, and they may not be well positioned to draft an upgrade in 2022. Besides that, at least theoretically, Tua is a fit for a Brees-style Sean Payton offense, tending to prioritize short-area efficiency. The Saints have surprised with bold moves before; why not under center, if the price is right?