4 QBs that could be available for the Panthers in Deshaun Watson fallout

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Jalen Hurts

The Philadelphia Eagles are another reported team to keep an eye on regarding Deshaun Watson. This comes just a few short months after the team traded Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a huge dead-cap hit and went with Jalen Hurts as the starter.

Hurts hasn’t been the worst signal-caller in the league by any stretch of the imagination. The former second-round pick out of Oklahoma is a dual-threat weapon that can make a significant difference if given enough time, something the Carolina Panthers saw for themselves in a disappointing loss earlier this season.

If Watson were to end up in Philadelphia and Hurts doesn’t go the other way as part of any potential trade, this represents a tremendous opportunity for the Panthers.

Giving up on Sam Darnold seems like a foregone conclusion at this point. Especially considering what we’ve seen from the No. 3 overall selection in 2018 without Christian McCaffrey alongside him in the backfield.

Hurts would bring a level of excitement not seen in Carolina since the days of Cam Newton. There are still some areas of the player’s game that need work, but the potential is far greater than what the Panthers currently possess with Darnold – a fourth-year pro who cannot seem to eradicate basic processing errors from his game.