Panthers head coach Matt Rhule reaffirmed his perception in beginning quarterback Sam Darnold on Thursday and dismissed the notion of a possible trade for Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
“I haven’t finished any work on anybody else,” Rhule mentioned Thursday, per the New York Each day Information’s Pat Leonard. I imagine Sam [Darnold] will probably be an awesome quarterback for the Carolina Panthers.”
Trade rumors relating to Watson have heated up in latest days because the NFL trade deadline looms on Nov. 2. The Dolphins are reportedly a possible suitor for Watson, as are the Eagles, per Jeff Howe and Aaron Reiss of The Athletic.
Watson requested a trade out of Houston in January, and he has not performed in a recreation this season regardless of sitting on the Texans’ 53-man roster.
Watson is at present beneath NFL investigation relating to quite a few allegations of sexual assault and misconduct throughout conferences with therapeutic massage therapists in the Houston space. He at present faces 22 civil fits in addition to 10 prison complaints. Watson has not been suspended by the NFL as of Thursday, nor has he been positioned on the commissioner’s exempt checklist.
Carolina fell to three–3 in 2021 on Sunday with a loss to the Vikings. Darnold is in his first 12 months with the Panthers after spending his first three NFL seasons with the Jets.
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