Carolina Panthers: 3 role players that will thrive in Joe Brady’s offense

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The Carolina Panthers will need some key role players to step up on offense in 2020.

Carolina Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey and standout wide receiver D.J. Moore carried the offense last year. It was a major breakout season for both young offensive studs and they’ll look to continue their success in 2020.

The problem is that every defensive coordinator in the league knows that McCaffrey and Moore are the major chain-movers for the Carolina Panthers. Opposing defenses will spend all week preparing to slow down the team’s best two offensive players. And this can bring its own set of complications.

This means that the Panthers will be forced to rely on role players to step up on offense or else they could struggle to move the ball. First-year offensive coordinator Joe Brady will certainly help to spread the ball around in Carolina. And seeing the sort of passing attack that spearheaded LSU’s National Championship-winning campaign would be extremely welcome.

Brady’s scheme focuses on getting his playmakers in space. He had plenty of them with the Tigers last year on their way to a historic unbeaten season that also saw quarterback Joe Burrow go No. 1 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Although they are the prominent threats, Carolina’s weapons go beyond just McCaffrey and Moore. The Panthers have a lot of great athletes on the offensive side of the ball that will greatly benefit from the new offensive coordinator’s playcalling.

Read on to see the three role players who will thrive in Joe Brady’s system in 2020.