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NFL Rumors: Carolina Panthers looking to trade for Deshaun Watson?

Written by Doug Rush

Deshaun Watson’s legal issues could finally be getting cleared up soon enough, and he could be back on an NFL field soon.

One team that could be in play for Watson’s services is the Carolina Panthers, who are in need of a quarterback.

A year ago, the Panthers acquired Sam Darnold in a trade with the New York Jets, but it didn’t work out. The Panthers also brought back Cam Newton, and he had his moments, but he isn’t the same player he once was when he was the NFL MVP back in 2015.

The Miami Dolphins were once thought of as a possible destination for Watson, but Miami and their new head coach Mike McDaniel is standing behind Tua Tagovailoa; the team’s first round pick from 2020.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.