Carolina Panthers wisely sign Juwann Bushell-Beatty for quality depth

(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) Juwann Bushell-Beatty
(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) Juwann Bushell-Beatty /

The Carolina Panthers continue making smart moves this offseason as they wisely signed offensive tackle Juwann Bushell-Beatty for quality depth.

When it comes to winning football games, it’s all about the battle of the trenches. Let’s face it, a regular season of pro football is long, tough, and filled with the unexpected. This is why the best teams in the NFL always have one thing in common in that they value depth behind starters as a top priority in case something happens. The Carolina Panthers are wisely following suit to ensure they’re ready for the challenges coming up in 2020, especially on their offensive line.

The offensive line of the Panthers has always been an area need as it’s a great sight to see that they’ve been doing their best to bolster this important part of their offense. It’s been confirmed directly by the Panthers that they have signed offensive tackle Juwann Bushell-Beatty to add more depth to their offensive line.

The 6-5, 333lbs. offensive tackle went undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft but found himself a temporary home that offseason with the Dallas Cowboys. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out as he failed to make their final roster at the end of training camp and was released. The good news is Bushell-Beatty never gave up and continued to pursue his football dreams.

Juwann Bushell-Beatty brings quality depth to the Carolina Panthers

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Bushell-Beatty took his talents to the XFL in which he was drafted by the St. Louis Battlehawks but quickly traded to the Houston Roughnecks. If that team name sounds familiar it’s also the place where quarterback P.J. Walker made a name for himself in a short-lived season. It’s likely that Walker chimed into the ear of general manager Marty Hurney to let him know the kind of offensive tackle they’d be getting if they gave him an opportunity.

Both players had a nice run with the Roughnecks as Bushell-Beatty protected Walker as he did what he does best. Walker led the XFL in passing yards at 1,338 yards as he threw for 15 touchdowns and looked quite impressive. Of course, it’s a whole different ballgame in the NFL but if both men can translate such results in the pros, the Panthers would be getting some solid talent ready to go from these newcomers.

Hopefully, everything falls into place once training camp arrives and Bushell-Beatty proves his worth. If anything, if he can show he’s still in good shape, able to execute assignments, and pick things up quickly on the Panthers’ offensive line, he should find himself on the final roster as a high-quality backup. Considering he has experience at both left and right tackle, that’s good versatility to have an offensive line that needs more of it.