4 all-in trade offers for the Panthers to land Deshaun Watson

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Now, we are not saying for one second that the Carolina Panthers should contemplate dealing stud rookie Jeremy Chinn. But these are possible scenarios that represent the ‘all-in’ ethos that the organization might actually deploy in a bid to tempt the Houston Texans.

Chinn enjoyed an exceptional rookie season that saw him emerge as a potential star in the league. The Panthers made a tremendous move to trade back into the second round and take the former Southern Illinois standout at No. 64 overall and the sky is the limit if he continues to develop in the coming years.

Houston reportedly wants a couple of defensive players thrown into a deal that will also include a number of first-round picks. Adding someone with the ceiling of Chinn would be an enticing proposition, but that might not even be enough considering the esteem in which Watson is held across the league.

Robby Anderson enjoyed a fantastic first year in Carolina – going over 1,000 yards receiving for the first time in his career – but he is heading into the last season of his contract and if he performs anything like how he did in 2020, then it might put him out of the Panthers’ price range to keep him around.

His chemistry with Teddy Bridgewater was noticeable during the season, so Carolina could make this argument when they include the quarterback in this package. However, a dynamic playmaker such as Chinn might be a sacrifice too far for the Panthers no matter how good Watson is.