4 Panthers players who showed out at the Chargers in Week 3

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Tre Boston
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Tre Boston – Carolina Panthers S

It has been a rough start to the 2020 season for Tre Boston. The experienced safety had some extra responsibility on his shoulders thanks to a wealth of veteran departures in free agency and the standard of his performances before Sunday left a lot to be desired.

Boston managed to regroup and come up with some better effort at the Chargers, which was a welcome boost to a defense that also showed major improvements. The former North Carolina standout provided an assured presence on the backend that was sorely missing over the last fortnight and hopefully for the Carolina Panthers, this is a trend that can continue for the remainder of the campaign.

The Panthers saw enough from Boston last season to give him a three-year, $18 million contract extension this offseason that included an $8 million signing bonus and a further $8 million guaranteed. Things didn’t go according to plan over the first two weeks of the season, but it’s easy to forget that there were no preseason games to get back up to speed.

Boston finished Sunday’s game with six combined tackles, four solo tackles, and two crucial pass deflections, one of which prevented Keenan Allen from gaining significant yardage.

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This was a welcome boost for the Panthers, and this is the sort of production they will be expecting from Boston for the remainder of the current campaign.