4 things new Panthers GM Scott Fitterer should already know

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Whether or not Deshaun Watson is in play

The talk regarding a possible trade for Deshaun Watson isn’t going away anytime soon. The Carolina Panthers are still “intriguing dark horse candidates” to land the Houston Texans signal-caller according to NFL Network insider Ian Rappaport and although a call has probably been made, nothing concrete has yet to surface.

However, one thing is certain.

Scott Fitterer should now have a better lay of the land regarding just where the Panthers stand.

Houston might be saying publicly they have no intention of trading its franchise player. But the longer Watson stands his ground, the less they might be able to get for him as teams look elsewhere in the lead-up to OTAs.

The new general manager stated in his opening presser that Carolina wanted to be “in on every deal”, which would suggest that an inquiry has already been made to the Texans regarding Watson’s availability.

What we don’t know for sure that perhaps Fitterer does is the price and whether or not Watson is an attainable target. It is going to be an astronomical sum whichever way one looks at it and whether the Panthers are willing to make this sacrifice for an elite quarterback just entering his prime is the big question.