Carolina Panthers Week 3 awards from victory at Chargers

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Juston Burris – Carolina Panthers S

It’s been a rough start to Juston Burris‘ time with the Carolina Panthers. The safety was ranked the NFL’s worst at the position by Pro Football Focus through the first two weeks of the season. And that’s why Sunday’s performance was a big surprise.

Burris provided an assured presence on the backend alongside Tre Boston during what was undeniably his best display of the campaign. He was able to help out in the passing game when needed and the defensive back also came up to the second level to assist with great success.

There is still much work to be done for Burris, but this was a step in the right direction.

The free-agent signing might be a veteran player who has more than held his own during his time in the NFL. But they also need some preseason games to hone their craft and get back up to speed.

Burris was also adjusting to a new environment, even though he did play his college football at North Carolina. This showing would have been a real boost to his confidence and one he can build on as the season progresses.

He finished the Panthers’ victory at SoFi Stadium with eight combined tackles, seven solo tackles, and a tackle for loss. Burris’ contribution also came in for special praise from Matt Rhule, which was exactly what the player and Carolina needed.