Deshaun Watson still wants out, but will the Panthers go for broke?

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Will the Texans trade Deshaun Watson?

The Houston Texans might feel they’re in a better position to move their franchise player after an unprecedented period of player movement this offseason. Experienced veteran Tyrod Taylor was signed by the team in free agency and they spent their first selection in the 2021 NFL Draft bringing Davis Mills to the organization in the third round.

This certainly gives them backup options if they get a monumental offer for Watson. Although any team including the Carolina Panthers would be wary of doing this while his legal matters are still up in the air.

That’s not to mention the possible league suspension regardless of how his accusations pan out.

Watson has shown up for training camp, which is going to be among the most awkward of experiences for everybody in the building. Just how much the signal-caller will be doing once he gets on the field is unclear, but the new regime in Houston still hopes the situation can be turned around.

As stated previously, there will be a host of willing suitors if Watson’s problems come to nothing. The Philadelphia Eagles were touted as a likely destination by ESPN’s insider Adam Schefter, with the Panthers mentioned by Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer as another potential destination in his weekly online feature.

Team owner David Tepper took one last look at Watson’s predicament before pulling the trigger on Sam Darnold. Even though they picked up his fifth-year option, going for broke to get an elite signal-caller cannot be ruled out.