3 reasons QB Justin Fields is a great fit for the Carolina Panthers

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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields will be a hot commodity during the 2021 NFL Draft, and he appears to be a great fit for the Carolina Panthers.

There is already plenty of speculation regarding who the Carolina Panthers will be able to select in the 2021 NFL Draft. Expectations are relatively low from a results perspective next season. And this might come with another high-end pick to further aid their rebuild.

Much will depend on how this new-look group comes together in a short space of time. Things will be tough for the Carolina Panthers in the face of such stern competition. And their attempts to hit the ground running will be impacted further by a lack of preseason games to develop chemistry before their Week 1 encounter against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Things might get worse before they getter in Carolina. But according to ESPN’s draft analyst Todd McShay, this might land them their potential franchise quarterback of the future next spring.

McShay released his first mock draft of the year recently, which saw the Panthers select signal-caller Justin Fields at No. 4. This would be entirely dependent on how Teddy Bridgewater performs under center next season. But the Ohio State sensation has the potential to be an elite player at the next level.

There has been plenty of controversy surrounding the Panthers’ quarterback room in 2020. The franchise decided to replace the beloved Cam Newton with Bridgewater during a situation that should have been handled better. And it remains to be seen whether this is going to result in an immediate turnaround in fortunes.

If things do not pan out as expected with Bridgewater, then Fields will be high on the shortlist of long-term options. Here are three reasons why the player is a good fit for the Panthers.