One thing is for sure, Deshaun Watson does not want to be the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans when the 2021 season begins. In fact, Watson wants nothing to do with the Texans at all as he has reportedly requested to be traded.
The Texans, on the other hand, have told other teams that Watson is not available.
But what if the Texans decide to grant Watson his wish of being traded? Which teams would not only be interested but could also put together a package that the Texans could not say no to?
Well, according to a report from Pro Football Talk, there are two teams ready to make an offer. Those teams are the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.
Carolina’s moves in the last week have cleared nearly $20 million in cap space, which would be enough to absorb Watson’s 2021 cap hit, and the Panthers plan to make a run at Watson if the Texans make him available in a trade, David Newton of ESPN reports. (That is an actual report, although ESPN has given it less attention than the “bold prediction” that the Panthers’ offer would be Christian McCaffrey and three first-round draft picks.)
The phrasing of the report — the Panthers will make a run at Watson if the Texans make him available — is almost identical to a previous report that the Broncos will make an offer for Watson if the Texans make him available. That suggests that multiple teams are waiting around for the Texans to say Watson is on the trading block, and then they’ll pull the trigger on a big offer when and if the Texans give them the go-ahead.
Nation, do you think the Texans will end up trading Deshaun Watson to the highest bidder? If so, where do you think that destination will be?