Top 4 depth chart positions where the Panthers spend their money

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Carolina Panthers No. 2: Wide receiver ($22.27 million)

Big things are expected of the Carolina Panthers’ wide receivers in 2020. The unit is exceptionally strong across the board. And this has the scope to transform their fortunes under new offensive coordinator Joe Brady.

The wideout comes is the second highest expenditure by the Panthers in 2020 at $22.27 million. And although it will undoubtedly come down when final cuts are made. It is going to be money well spent if this unit reaches its ceiling.

Free-agent signing Robby Anderson is the highest-paid receiver next season with a cap hit of $8 million. This is 3.84 percent of the team’s current outgoings. And the former New York Jet has the scope to get even better in 2020 with a more consistent quarterback distributing the football in his direction.

Second on the list is Seth Roberts, another acquisition during the free agency period. He will count $3.75 million against the cap this year. But whether he can do enough to earn some substantial minutes on the field will come down to how much he impresses compared to others on the depth chart looking to secure the No. 4 position.

D.J. Moore could be set for a big payday next spring if he does enough to enter the elite wideout discussion in 2020. The former first-round pick was exceptional last time out on his way to his first 1,000-yard season. And his play comes with a modest cap figure of $3.04 million.

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No. 3 receiver Curtis Samuel is heading into the final year of his rookie deal that comes with a $2.05 million cap hit. And what comes next for the player could see a multi-million-dollar extension in the offing next year.

Only Pharoh Cooper’s $1.21 million is over seven figures after the top-four. With DeAndrew White ($825,000), Keith Kirkwood ($800,000), and Brandon Zylstra (710,000) all looking to make their presence felt in Carolina.