Before the Carolina Panthers can finally get their quarterback under center, they’ll have to do it themselves from the 1-yard line. Charlotte’s Observerit is very possible that they will cross that marker soon.
As reported by Jonathan M. Alexander, the Monday night meeting between the team and Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson went pretty well. In fact, it was great.
“The general feeling within the organization, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation, was that the meeting was ‘excellent,'” Alexander wrote Tuesday morning.
However, Carolina was not alone in Houston. The New Orleans Saints also made the trip, in what is apparently their own search for the three-time Pro Bowler.
But is it really?
In a separate report, WFNZ’s Stan M. Norfleet noted that NFC South foes may not be as serious about Watson as they are about raising the price of the Panthers.
This, of course, would not be a surprise for an organization that is quite proficient in four-dimensional football chess. Why not assess where Watson stands and at least potentially cripple his division rival in the process?
Watson will also meet with the Cleveland Browns this afternoon. Given his supporting cast, as Norfleet mentioned, they might have the advantage of passing the 26-year-old’s no-trade clause.
Either way, the Panthers have their heads down and are getting closer to that finish line.