Report: 2 NFC teams have made trade offers for Deshaun Watson
The list of teams that have interest in Deshaun Watson is growing by the day, and at least two potential suitors have reportedly made formal offers for the star quarterback.
The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers have made offers for Watson, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The Houston Texans have given Watson permission to speak with interested teams.
1. Yes, the #Saints can fit him under the cap.
2. The #Texans will work with Watson and grant permission for him to speak with teams with real offers.
3. The #Panthers have been interested for a year and have never waivered https://t.co/Dc3p9rvMGp
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2022
A grand jury on Friday declined to indict Watson following an investigation into sexual assault allegations from multiple women. Watson could still be suspended after the NFL conducts its own investigation, but there would be much less risk now in trading for him. That has seemingly opened the floodgates for Houston.
Watson has a full no-trade clause, so the Texans have to work with him in order to get a deal done. The Panthers have been aggressively pursuing Watson for quite some time. A surprise team also reportedly entered the mix recently. Houston should get plenty in return for the three-time Pro Bowler.
Photo: Aug 17, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) before a game against the Detroit Lions at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports