Panthers No. 87: 3 reasons why Muhsin Muhammad was elite

Dean Jones
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1. Consistent production

There are few players that can boast such a consistent level of performance during their time with the Carolina Panthers as Muhsin Muhammad. The player was a prolific presence in two stints with the organization. And this ensures he will go down as one of the team’s greatest ever offensive weapons.

Muhammad formed a sensational partnership with Steve Smith, which propelled the franchise to prominence. The wideout wasn’t the most vocal or flamboyant on the field. But few would argue with the way he got the job done.

His 2004 campaign was nothing short of extraordinary and propelled the player to superstardom. Muhammad was the wrong side of 30 by this point. But he still managed to haul in 93 receptions for 1,405 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns at a catch percentage of 58.1.

This earned him the only first-team All-Pro selection of his career and a big-money move to the Chicago Bears. Muhammad did return to Carolina for his final two seasons. And he still managed 1,504 yards, 119 receptions, and six touchdowns to end a glittering career on a high.

Muhammad’s 11 years with the Panthers eventually ended with 696 receptions, 9,255 yards, 50 touchdowns, and a yards-per-catch average of 13.3. He also attained a 58.6 catch percentage to further enhance his overall reputation.