4 most important Panthers players at the Chargers in Week 3

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Taylor Moton – Carolina Panthers OT

There is plenty of responsibility on the shoulders of Taylor Moton in this one. The right tackle has enjoyed a tremendous start to the 2020 season. But he faces his toughest test to date in the form of Joey Bosa.

With Melvin Ingram missing the game after being placed on reserve/injured, the onus will be on Bosa to produce the goods even more. There is not much anyone can do to prevent him from getting in the backfield at some stage. But if Moton can hold his own and thwart his threat as much as possible, it could give the Carolina Panthers half a chance of securing success.

Moton is now undeniably one of the NFL’s best young protectors. He has steadily improved with every passing year and a huge new deal is sure to be in the offing next spring if the player continues on this upward curve in the coming months.

Spotrac predicts Moton to command an annual salary of $14 million per season when he heads to the bargaining table. The Panthers would be wise to give in to whatever demands he has and a standout showing against one of the league’s best pass-rushers on Sunday is only going to enhance his growing reputation.

Bosa is a relentless force on the edge who has more than lived up to his billing after a sensational college career at Ohio State. He tends to get his slice of the pie more often than not. But it will be up to Moton to ensure that his influence is minimal.