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One team that keeps popping up in rumors about unhappy Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is reportedly ready to give whatever Houston wants to land him.
That team is the Carolina Panthers, who want to upgrade the position after cutting ties with Cam Newton last season. They also struggled with veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in 2020.
Carolina has been working hard to clear up cap space in order to be able to pay Watson. They realize they are going to have to give up the 8th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft and likely at least one or two more first-round picks in years to come.
Pro Football Network insider Tony Pauline spoke about the Panthers’ heavy interest in Watson and how they are willing to go the extra mile to get the young franchise QB on the Carolina roster.
“This is a person in the know, and they told me that the Panthers will do anything they can to acquire Watson, and they will pay any price to acquire Deshaun Watson,” Pauline said.
“Their new GM Scott Fitterer, who came from the Seattle Seahawks, is on board with trading for Watson. More than anything else, and most importantly is, I was told the owner wants to make it happen.”
Getting Watson on their roster could turn things around right away, but there would also be backlash if the team has to give up big name players, such as young star running back Christian McCaffrey, in return.
McCaffery missed 13 games last season, but two years ago, he put up 1,387 yards rushing and over 1,000 receiving on 116 receptions, scoring 19 total touchdowns.
Keep an eye on the Panthers. It would not be a surprise to see the Cats make a mega offer for Watson. The ball would then be in the Texans’ court to make a deal.
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i would love love love to see Carolina send Bridgewater and McCaffery and draft picks to Houston and see them thrive. Carolina will sink.
sports can be very ugly and somewhat poetic.
congrats deshaun. be careful what you whine for.
Deshaun said “loyalty is everything” except for him when he signed the contracts. So hopefully Carolina they do trade him there. If not I would fine him everything that is allowed in CBA. See if he like losing money.
That was comical. “Loyalty is everything”… Tough to watch pro sports. Full of fools.
I don’t get that play….it’s not like Watson is the combination of Montana, Brady, Marino, Mahomes, and Rodgers combined.
He’d be a good fit in that offense, anywhere at this point is an upgrade over Houston for him, except Detroit.