4 Panthers who could get demoted during the 2020 season

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Matt Paradis
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Matt Paradis, Carolina Panthers
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Carolina Panthers Player No. 4: Matt Paradis (C)

Matt Paradis goes into the 2020 season with more to prove than most. The Carolina Panthers have a lot invested in the offensive lineman financially. But he will need to bounce back in no uncertain terms after struggling last time out.

This could just be a blip for the former Boise State standout. And he has a proven track record of making a real difference regarding interior protection. The Panthers’ offensive line underperformed as a unit besides Taylor Moton in 2019. So there is every chance that Paradis can start trending on an upward curve once again.

If the player continues to show signs of regression, then it might be better for Carolina to take him out of the firing line. They do have versatile lineman Tyler Larsen as their No. 2 center. And Although this doesn’t appear to be much of an upgrade, the franchise is unlikely to have much at stake in terms of making the postseason.

The Panthers also have an out regarding Paradis’ deal in 2021. This would represent a cap saving of around $13.1 million and might be too tempting to ignore regardless of the player’s production on the field.

All Paradis can do is concentrate on himself and building chemistry with both the offensive line and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Turning his attention to matters outside of his control will have an adverse effect on his chances of a bounce-back campaign.

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