Houston Texans: Ranking the 3 likeliest Deshaun Watson trades
Another Offseason, Another QB Trade
When it comes to a Deshaun Watson trade, Carolina has always felt like the team. Now that his criminal charges are settled, the Panthers could finally be ready to pounce.
It’s reported that Carolina is ready to make an “aggressive” offer for the star quarterback. Just how aggressive will that trade offer be?
In this deal, the Panthers send three-first rounders, including the sixth pick this year, along with last year’s first-round selection, cornerback Jaycee Horn. Now this feels like a lot. However, Carolina has felt almost desperate when it comes to acquiring Watson.
Go back to last year, when it was reported the Panthers would do “whatever it takes” to get the Houston QB. And while they’ll likely not want to move Horn, last year’s trade for cornerback C.J. Henderson could help ease Carolina’s concerns.
Running back Christian McCaffrey is usually included in any Watson deal. However, Deshaun Watson does still have a no-trade clause. While it’s not likely he’ll use it in a move to the Panthers, keeping McCaffrey in Carolina certainly won’t worsen those chances.
This is the trade for the Houston Texans. Carolina gets their quarterback, while Houston gets massive capital in return. Expect Deshaun Watson to be leading the show for the Panthers come September.