The Panthers are “locked in” on Watson, an NFL team executive watching the trade market told The Athletic on Wednesday. The report described Carolina’s interest in Watson as “Plan A, B and C.”
While the Texans have repeatedly stated that Watson isn’t going to be traded, The Athletic reported that Houston general manager Nick Caserio will “eventually” deal him. A move could come closer to the NFL Draft in order for Houston to get a big return for the star.
The Texans reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with free agent Tyrod Taylor on Tuesday. Taylor has proven to be a valuable player to other NFL teams and has performed well when given the chance. He could be seen as insurance if Houston does decide to move on from Watson.
The quarterback is also dealing with more issues in his personal life. He was accused Tuesday night of going too far with a woman after receiving a massage. Watson denied the allegations.