Carolina Panthers No. 72: Assessing Taylor Moton’s market value

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Taylor Moton
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Assessing offensive tackle Taylor Moton’s market value as he embarks on a contract year with the Carolina Panthers in 2020.

The Carolina Panthers have plenty of doubts surrounding their offensive line going into the season. Three of the five starters could be new to the organization. And they will need to become a unit quickly during what little time they will have to spend together before week one against the Las Vegas Raiders.

We are now just 72 days away from the Carolina Panthers returning to the field in a competitive setting. It is going to be an interesting campaign for a franchise that has a completely different look to it from top to bottom.

Head coach Matt Rhule is going to find out quickly that the NFL is a completing different environment from college. There are no walkovers at the professional level. And he will learn plenty about himself and his players in the coming months.

Continuing our countdown feature ahead of the Panthers’ season opener, we now turn our attention to Carolina’s No. 72. Taylor Moton is an offensive tackle with enormous promise. And he was the one shining light in an otherwise abysmal 2019 for the group.

This is a big year for the player, who is aiming for another leap forward during the final season of his current deal. If Moton performs to the level he is capable of, then it should come with a significant financial windfall either with the Panthers or somewhere else in free agency.

Carolina will not want to let the player leave for nothing. And they will have more resources available on their salary cap in 2021 to get a possible deal done. Moton will make a little more than $1 million in base salary next season. But how much could the tackle possibly command next spring?