The Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers didn’t have a surplus of talent at the wide receiver position last year. Christian McCaffrey, a running back, caught an absurd 116 receptions last season. An aspiring championship-level team should never be trying to break the reception record with a running back.
Granted, Panthers wide receiver D. J. Moore had 87 receptions and1,175 receiving yards according to Pro Football Reference, but there weren’t enough offensive threats for the Panthers starting quarterback to march down the field with.
Wide receiver Curtis Samuel, Panthers 2017 second-round pick, has struggled to scare defenses, but he has been solid with 627 receiving yards and six touchdown receptions, according to Pro Football Reference.
The Panthers needed more help this off-season, especially if they wanted to beat their division rivals who boast high powered offenses.
They made a splash-free agent signing when the signed deep threat Robby Anderson, to a 2 year- 20 million dollar contract. Anderson should contribute big plays and open the field up for McCaffrey and company.
The Panthers may put together a bright group of receiving weapons, but a few more teams in the same region take the field with multiple receiving threats of elite ability.