The Carolina Panthers wideout seems confident heading into the fall..
If you are a Carolina Panthers fan, you are probably going to love the words that came out of the mouth of wide receiver Jarius Wright on Tuesday. To put it mildly, he feels very confident that he knows the playbook of new offensive coordinator Norv Turner.
"“I feel I could teach Norv Turner’s offense to a baby,” Wright told the Charlotte Observer via phone interview.More from Cat CraveRanking the top-five QB prospects the Panthers could draft in 20234 remaining Carolina Panthers cap crunches after Damien Wilson releaseCould Duce Staley help Carolina Panthers land Jamaal Williams in 2023?How much could the Carolina Panthers afford to offer Lamar Jackson?4 Panthers rumors to emerge from 2023 NFL Scouting Combine"
This makes sense due to Wright’s familiarity with Turner. While in Minnesota, the receiver spent 2 ½ years in Turner’s offense. Now as Scott Fowler notes, the ideal situation would be for Wright to share some of that knowledge with the younger receivers. Let’s face it: There are a plethora of new wideouts in the passing game and any information Wright could pass along would be great for development.
Especially when you consider the talent and explosiveness of rookie D.J. Moore, the possibilities could be endless. As a rookie, soaking up as much information as you can is the way to go. If something like this means the difference between Moore having an average rookie season and tremendous rookie season, then you might as well use it to your advantage.
Wright played in 16 games in 2017 for the Vikings. He recorded 18 catches for 198 yards and two touchdowns.
Now, the pickup of Jarius Wright seems to look even better. In addition to familiarity with the offensive system, he can serve as a mentor and coach on-field to what is a very inexperienced receiving group. With Wright have been signed in March, this was a forward-thinking and sensible pickup by general manager Marty Hurney. He had to have known about Wright’s familiarity with Turner’s system as well the fact that Turner knows a bit about how Wright will fit in his offense.
This situation is a win-win for everyone involved and it will be exciting to see how this will translate to on-field production next season.