CBSSports.com's Jason LaCanfora reports Panthers owner David Tepper "hasn't given up hope" of trading for Deshaun Watson.
"The only reason he doesn't have Watson already is the price is too high," a source close to the situation told LaCanfora. "He's wanted him for a long time. There's still a lot of time between now and Tuesday. His patience is wearing thin." The Panthers have been in talks with the Texans for Watson over the last week. Houston's asking price for Watson "remains too high" for the Panthers' liking, according to LaCanfora, but there's an expectation that could change by Tuesday. The Panthers are reportedly willing to give up three high picks and All-Pro RB Christian McCaffrey in a package for Watson. Carolina signed McCaffrey to a contract extension last April and would trigger a $18.5 million cap hit in 2022 to trade him, which seems unlikely. Watson would also have to waive his no-trade clause to play for the Panthers. No teams have been willing to meet the Texans' price for Watson to this point, but talks with the Panthers and Dolphins should continue to heat up ahead of next week's trade deadline.
SOURCE: CBSSports.com Oct 30, 2021, 10:19 AM ET