Deshaun Watson: Is the juice worth the squeeze for Panthers?

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Trading for Deshaun Watson: The juice

The benefits of landing Deshaun Watson are there for all to see. He is a franchise-altering player who still put up some exceptional numbers for the Houston Texans in 2020 despite the team managing just four wins, which was further proof of just what a special player he is.

Putting him on the Carolina Panthers could make all the difference. Teddy Bridgewater went 0-8 on game-winning for tying drives in 2020 and there is little doubt that had Watson been under center with this group of gifted playmakers and an improving defense, things could have been far different.

Watson is no stranger to the Carolinas having thrived at Clemson before entering the NFL as a first-round pick. He possesses a rare ability that teams across the league are always looking to secure and if the Texans decide at any point during the offseason to cut their losses, the queue of potential suitors would be extraordinary.

There are only two or three teams at the most who wouldn’t consider Watson as an upgrade on what they currently have. His contract is pretty team-friendly all things considered if a trade were to happen and the Panthers could somehow keep all their dynamic weapons intact, then a possible playoff appearance wouldn’t be far behind.