3 reasons Deshaun Watson should sign-off on Panthers trade

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There are plenty of reasons to suspect Deshaun Watson would sign-off on a trade to the Carolina Panthers if a deal can be agreed.

Deshaun Watson is remaining steadfast in his desire to move away from the Houston Texans this offseason. The quarterback is not happy, to put it mildly, and the closer things get to the 2021 NFL Draft, the more activity we might see regarding a possible bombshell move for the signal-caller.

Acquiring Watson won’t be cheap for any willing suitor. This is a player only just entering his prime who became the NFL’s passing leader on a four-win Texans team in 2020. So the benefits of bringing him to the Carolina Panthers are there for all to see considering how much Teddy Bridgewater struggled to make the impression needed.

Carolina is doing its due diligence when it comes to incoming college recruits who might also be on their radar. Matt Rhule, Scott Fitterer, and Joe Brady were at North Dakota State’s pro day to cast their eyes on Trey Lance. But if they are thinking of moving up for an unproven prospect, then why not give up a little more to get a top-five player at the position such as Watson.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler is still of the belief Carolina is going to go “big-game hunting” for Watson sooner rather than later and the signal-caller would be “intrigued” by the possibility of joining the Panthers should the opportunity arise.

"“The Panthers are inclined to big-game hunt for Deshaun Watson, if he’s available. Nothing yet, but I’m told Watson would at least be intrigued by the option. A good, young team. Aggressive owner. Close to his hometown of Gainesville, Georgia.”"

The Texans have been less than receptive when it comes to fielding offers since Watson’s trade request. However, the simple fact of the matter is that without a first or second-round pick in 2021, they’ll have to act quickly in pursuit of aiding their rebuild.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at reasons why Watson should waive his no-trade clause to join the Panthers if they can put together a package that Houston accepts.