Deshaun Watson won’t be talking to the Colts, but maybe CLE, CAR?

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Persistence may pay off for the Carolina Panthers if they land Deshaun Watson

The Carolina Panthers have been one of the teams that have been interested in Watson since this whole ordeal began last season. And let’s face it, Panthers head coach Matt Rhule may be a defensive genius, but his offensive skills could use some work. Unfortunately, his eye for quarterbacks has been less than optimal- and that’s putting it lightly.

The compensation could take three, possibly four of Carolina’s best defensive players and a bounty of picks that would set the Texans up for success down the road. Of course, that would leave Rhule with a weakness on defense, but a bad offense cannot be overcome in the NFL.

On top of this, the Panthers met with Watson on the night of March 14th. For what that meeting entailed has not been released to the public yet.

Rhule could be trying to pair Watson with star, yet-often injured running back Christian McCaffrey. This pairing could be what saves the Panthers’ offense from another year of futility and may also save Rhule’s job.

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