Several NFL teams are monitoring Deshaun Watson’s situation, and one seems determined to trade in for the star quarterback if and when his legal situation is clearer.
Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper is “extremely interested” in acquiring Watson, Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson reports. The Panthers have been described as “all” to Watson and have been closely monitoring the situation for more than a year. In the organization Panthers famous that the group wanted Watson.
Of course, Carolina may have some competition. Watson is still under criminal investigation after facing charges sexually assaulted nearly two dozen women. Prosecutors have not yet announced whether he will face charges. Once that decision is made, he could attract interest from a number of teams. Wilson reports that as many as 10 teams are actively monitoring the situation.
Watson has a full no-trade clause. It’s unclear if he would give it up for the Panthers. We know about another NFC group, Seattle, unexpectedly joined the Watson picture.