Carolina Panthers add depth to the offensive line.
The Carolina Panthers are going to get some help on their offensive line. John Miller, formerly a member of the Cincinnati Bengals is signing a one-year, $4 million deal in Carolina. This move was first reported by Adam Schefter.
The guard was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third-round of the 2015 NFL draft. He was an honorable mention All-ACC honoree as a senior at Louisville and most recently, signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract with Cincinnati on March 16, 2019.
At the time, the contract was well-deserved. Coming off a stellar 2018 season, Miller started 15 games at right guard with an ankle injury keeping him out of one game.
Last year he started in 13 games, all at the right guard position.
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This is a smart move for a Panthers team that definitely needs help on the line, a problem for the organization for quite a while. He is not going to be an All-Pro anytime soon, but he does add immediate stability up front. Miller is a player that has provided consistency over the past couple of seasons and you know what you’re going to get out of him as a coach – a player you can count on to see the field each and every Sunday.
As Carolina continues to rebuild as an organization, Miller should be able to help add support on offense. On a one-year contract, this is a low-risk, high-reward signing. At the very least, I would think the coaching staff should be able to plug him in at right guard and expect positive results.
This has been a rough couple of weeks for the Panthers organization. Hopefully, Carolina can continue rebuilding through the NFL Draft in a couple weeks.
They certainly have a lot of holes to fill and need to make sure these next couple of drafts are productive. Otherwise, the organization could be in for an even longer haul.