4 emerging leaders for the Carolina Panthers at training camp

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Carolina Panthers Player No. 2: Tre Boston – S

Tre Boston made the most out of a second chance with the Carolina Panthers last season in no uncertain terms. He looks eager to build on this in 2020 and the organization will need the safety to stand up and become a vocal leader on defense.

This is a responsibility he is taking seriously if training camp is any indication. Boston has been his vibrant self and motivating others in the process, which is sure to have a positive impact on the young players around him.

Boston was nothing short of a revelation for the Panthers in 2019. This saw the player secure 68 combined tackles, 53 solo tackles, 11 pass deflections, and three interceptions, giving up just eight receptions from 16 targets.

The player received an outstanding 76.4 grade from Pro Football Focus. More importantly, it was enough to ensure Boston got a three-year, $18 million contract extension that included an $8 million signing bonus and a further $8 million guaranteed.

Such a lengthy deal comes with its own set of expectations. Boston will be all-too-aware of this. But if he can continue his high standard of play and become a more prominent leader and role model to the likes of Jeremy Chinn and Kenny Robinson, then it is going to be money well spent from the Panthers’ perspective.