Watson, 25, has reportedly requested a trade out of Houston. While Watson signed a contract extension in 2020, he's reportedly unhappy with the decisions coming out of the team's front office. Houston's front office reportedly told Watson he would be involved in the hiring process of the new coach and GM, but that didn't happen - at least, not to Watson's liking.
Where could Watson land? And what would it take to get him?
NBC Sports NFL insider Peter King has an idea.
Peter King Proposal: A 7-for-1 deal. Running back Christian McCaffrey, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, receiver Robbie Anderson and first-round and second-round picks in 2021 (eighth and 39th overall), a first-round pick in 2022 and third-round pick in 2023 in exchange for Watson. Houston might push for the inclusion of 22-year-old pass-rusher Brian Burns as a vital part of any deal, which would be a tough giveaway for coach Matt Rhule. Of course, McCaffrey would be tough too.
That's a lot, but you are getting a 25-year-old franchise quarterback signed for several seasons. If you're Carolina, is there a price you would say no to at this point?