2 ideal trades for Panthers highlighted by The Bleacher Report

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Carolina Panthers trade for Deshaun Watson

This is the major talking point of the offseason where the Carolina Panthers are concerned. Could they put the sort of package together that would make the Houston Texans part ways with their star quarterback Deshaun Watson?

A nice prospect to think about.

But the asking price even if Houston eventually becomes a willing trade partner will be nothing short of astronomical.

There is a nothing ventured, nothing gained mentality with this trade. Giving up so much draft capital and a couple of talented players to sweeten the deal might do more harm than good. But the benefits to getting a franchise signal-caller at the peak of his powers could transform the fortunes of the franchise.

Brent Sobleski highlighted Carolina’s aggressive pursuit for a new quarterback during the early stages of the offseason as a reason why they could be the ones to make the biggest trade of all and bring Watson back to the area where he starred in college at Clemson.

"“There’s no reason to shy away from trying to make a splash deal for a big-time quarterback. And there’s no bigger name on the market than Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans. The Texans should do everything in their power to retain Watson. If Houston can’t mend fences with the three-time Pro Bowler, though, Carolina can offer the same package, plus much more, to bring the NFL’s passing leader back to the Carolinas and provide a jolt through the franchise.”"

Only time will tell as to whether the Panthers can get the right sort of pieces together. The Texans are going to hold firm for as long as they can in a bid to keep the signal-caller. But the longer this saga goes on, the less they’ll get in return as other teams explore other avenues to avoid missing out entirely.