There is reportedly belief within the NFL that the Seattle Seahawks will eventually acquire quarterback Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans.
They will most certainly have a ton of competition to get that deal done, because the Carolina Panthers are also interested. Last year, the Panthers were willing to trade for Deshaun Watson despite unresolved criminal and civil cases. Watson, however, would waive his no-trade clause only for the Dolphins at that time.
Well, the Dolphins front office has made it clear that they have moved on from him. According to reports from NFL insider Jonathan Alexander of the Charlotte Observer, the Carolina Panthers are “absolutely” interested in trading for the star quarterback if his legal situation is cleared up.
If the Panthers are able to swing a deal for Watson, reports suggests it will cost them heavily.
“The Panthers will likely have to give up at least three first-round picks, another pick and a young player or two in exchange for Watson. Those players likely would include either Jeremy Chinn, Brian Burns and/or Derrick Brown, players still on their rookie deals who are still fairly cheap and with a lot of potential,” Carolina insider Jonathan Alexander of the Charlotte Observer reported on Friday.
It’s unknown whether Watson would waive his no-trade clause for the Panthers. If he truly wants out of Houston, then he needs to open up to more teams.
Watson is currently facing 22 civil cases and 10 criminal complaints of sexual assault and misconduct.