Carolina Reportedly Willing To Give Up Whatever The Texans Want For QB Deshaun Watson

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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.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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