4 Panthers who may not be with the team next season

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Taylor Moton, Carolina Panthers
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Taylor Moton

While the Carolina Panthers offensive line wore down as the season went on. The same cannot be said of right tackle Taylor Moton.

His influence grew with every passing down and better things could be in the future with more responsibility on the player’s shoulders. Moton received a tremendous 76.0 grade from Pro Football Focus for his efforts in 2019, which equates to some tremendous production in an area of disappointment otherwise.

If Moton continues to trend on an upward curve for the Panthers next season, then there will be no shortage of suitors for him on the free-agent market. He is set to make a little more than $1 million in the final year of his deal. And he could be in line for a substantial pay rise in 2021.

The Panthers will not want to lose a player like Moton in free agency. He is entering his prime and providing he shows the same level of consistency, then the player can emerge as an indispensable member of the roster.

This will also depend on what Moton does from a performance perspective. But the Panthers do have the option of using the franchise or transition tags to ensure he doesn’t depart.

Of course, this comes with huge ramifications both financially and with a player’s mindset. Playing on the tag is something that professionals across the NFL are growing increasingly reluctant to do.

However, the Carolina Panthers are in the driving seat and will do everything they can to ensure this will not be Moton’s final season with the team if he plays well enough.