New information about what the Houston Texans want for Deshaun Watson has emerged, but will the Carolina Panthers meet these demands?
It is now a little bit clearer as to what the Carolina Panthers might need to cough-up in their pursuit of Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. The asking price for the player is incredibly high – which is to be expected given his talent and the fact he’s only just entering his prime – but whether any team across the league can meet these demands is another matter entirely.
This will be something for the Panthers to ponder in the coming weeks. They are clearly in the market for a new player at the position after Teddy Bridgewater’s inconsistent 2020 campaign and with reports emerging that they were willing to give the Detroit Lions the No. 8 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft and more for Matthew Stafford, it appears the organization is willing to make some incredible sacrifices to get better production under center.
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are looking for “at least” two first-round picks, a pair of second-rounders, and a couple of talented defensive players thrown in for good measure.
A high price, indeed.
But one that the Panthers might be willing to pay to land an elite quarterback who could transform the fortunes of the franchise.
There will still be a queue of teams looking to make a deal despite the extortionate compensation they’ll have to part with. Players like Watson don’t grow on trees and rarely become available at this stage of their careers. So moving heaven and earth to acquire the star is something almost everybody in the league will contemplate.
So with this additional information, here are three trade packages that could tempt the Texans into sending Watson to Carolina.