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D.Watson are we still interested ?


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I have never been on board to gut our team just to get Watson. My inner feeling is that Darnold is going to work out just fine.

Plus, we are putting pieces in place for him to succeed, lets not mess it up and bring in the malcontented Watson who may decide later this is not the place for him, just like he did in Houston.

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If the Texans weren’t selling at his previous value, why in the world would they sell at his current value?

Edit to add: Watson has also now lost all of his leverage and has to focus on rehabbing his image.

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28 minutes ago, Panthers Rhule said:

That's not true. it's been reported that he was offered a contact by Denver.

John Elway: Colin Kaepernick 'Had His Chance to Be Here,' Was Offered Contract | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

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Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said Thursday that free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick had an opportunity to sign with the team.

According to NFL Network's James Palmer, Elway said, "Colin had his chance to be here. We offered him a contract."

In 2016, Elway told reporters that the Broncos had made an offer to Kaepernick. According to CSN Bay Area's Mindi Bach, the contract would have paid Kaepernick $7 million per season over two seasons."

 

He also had chances with both Baltimore and Seattle.

 

"The Baltimore Ravens held talks with Kaepernick last year, and the Seattle Seahawks scheduled a workout with him in April, but it was postponed."

 

Right from this very article:

"The Broncos' contact with Kaepernick occurred when he was still with the Niners and before he began kneeling during the playing of the national anthem to protest social injustice and racial inequality."

But if you need more proof, here it is: https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/06/15/revisiting-the-colin-kaepernick-false-narratives/

Kaepernick turned down that offer as a regular part of business (over money), but it was pre-kneeling. 

As for the other, they were just talks and planned talks; not a thing came of them. Moreover, remember that the NFL settled with Kap for a reason...

Come on, dude.

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I would as long as he gets his legal issues cleared up. Everyone makes mistakes. Im tired of watching other teams win superbowls because they dont care about non football related issues. Just dont let it happen again and we are good.

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1 hour ago, MHS831 said:

Folks--the Panthers are a BRAND.  No person, no win is worth tarnishing the BRAND.  "It's just business."  Investors, PSL sales, your impact in the community (which leads to tax dollars for stadiums, etc in a small market)--what more do you need?  If he were to undergo therapy for a year, publicly apologize, etc.  maybe then, but I would vote against it.

Think Subway and Jared. 

Something that would never happen:

Hardees:  "All we have is that stupid star for a mascot.  What about Jared?  He is young and was great selling subs...."

Further, ‘Appaloosa’ is a brand that Tepper does not want tarnished, either.  No single player will be allowed to potentially wreck the image of either brand.  Even if Watson is all that the OP believes he is and a bag of chips, it just doesn’t make business sense from a risk / reward standpoint.  The boards and investment committees of pension and retirement plans managed by Appaloosa would be up Tepper’s arse if the Panthers acquired a ‘known abuser of women.’   Will not be a surprise to many but boards are hyper political and cowardly.  For better or worse, the Watson ship has sailed and won’t be returning.

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Being a high profile face of a franchise requires better judgement than what Watson has displayed over the course of the last year.  He has created a huge distraction for a team that just signed him to a record contract less than a year ago. 

When you hire a clown, expect a circus.

For that reason alone, the Carolina Panthers should pass on Watson.

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1 hour ago, top dawg said:

 

Right from this very article:

"The Broncos' contact with Kaepernick occurred when he was still with the Niners and before he began kneeling during the playing of the national anthem to protest social injustice and racial inequality."

But if you need more proof, here it is: https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/06/15/revisiting-the-colin-kaepernick-false-narratives/

Kaepernick turned down that offer as a regular part of business (over money), but it was pre-kneeling. 

As for the other, they were just talks and planned talks; not a thing came of them. Moreover, remember that the NFL settled with Kap for a reason...

Come on, dude.

CK had kneeled prior to the Denver talks.  Not to mention he also had an opportunity on the table with the Ravens that Ray Lewis himself helped him get until Colin’s girlfriend starting tweeting out that the Ravens owner was a racist and compared Ray Lewis to Samuel L Jackson’s character in Django.  
 

Not to mention his whole bogus workout the other year for teams where he changed locations at the last second and tried to impose his own rules on the scouts and he essentially just ended up filming a commercial for himself.   Because it’s totally normal for free agents to bring their own film crews to record them up close while they’re moving and throwing while auditioning for a job you apparently wanted so bad.  

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1 hour ago, vanilla B said:

CK had kneeled prior to the Denver talks.  Not to mention he also had an opportunity on the table with the Ravens that Ray Lewis himself helped him get until Colin’s girlfriend starting tweeting out that the Ravens owner was a racist and compared Ray Lewis to Samuel L Jackson’s character in Django.  
 

Not to mention his whole bogus workout the other year for teams where he changed locations at the last second and tried to impose his own rules on the scouts and he essentially just ended up filming a commercial for himself.   Because it’s totally normal for free agents to bring their own film crews to record them up close while they’re moving and throwing while auditioning for a job you apparently wanted so bad.  

Why do at least two articles say that he started kneeling after the Denver talks? 

Why do you think the NFL settled with him if he wasn't being blackballed by the league?

Furthermore, this thread isn't even really about Kap. That was an aside that apparently triggered some feelings (and rightfully so...).

His protests began in August of 2016.

 

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1 hour ago, Trainwreck said:

If we wanted Watson, we would’ve drafted Justin Fields. We got some stupid people running the show here in CLT. Give Teddy 60 million but pass on a young QB with elite potential that has done nothing but win in his lifetime. 

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