Carolina Panthers: 4 players who could bounce back in 2020

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Will Grier, Carolina Panthers
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Carolina Panthers Player No. 2: Will Grier (QB)

Another that could be set to bounce back in 2020 is Will Grier. This might be a strange pick for the list given the presence of Teddy Bridgewater. But the signal-caller needs some stability after a 2019 season that was littered with inconsistencies.

There is plenty to like about the sort of skills that Grier brings to the table. The Carolina Panthers allocated a third-round pick on his out of West Virginia last year. But he was another that was thrust into a starting position way earlier than his development outlined.

Grier looked like a rabbit in the headlights during his time on the field. He eventually ended 2019 with 228 yards, no touchdowns, four interceptions, and a pass completion percentage of just 53.8. Some significant improvements will be needed in order for him to have a realistic chance of starting again in the future.

The player will now get the chance to progress at his own pace in a backup role behind Bridgewater, who penned a three-year, $63 million deal with the organization during free agency. Grier might not even get the No. 2 spot thanks to the presence of XFL standout PJ Walker. And this might not be a bad thing for his overall development.

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Learning from an experienced veteran that has seen it all in Bridgewater is going to stand him in enormously good stead. This might not result in any bounce-back production on the field. But what it will do is get his career turned around following a confidence-sapping rookie campaign.