4 trade deadline targets to boost Carolina Panthers pass-rush

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Trade deadline targets to boost the Carolina Panthers pass-rush.

The Carolina Panthers could use some additional reinforcements to boost their pass-rush. Whether this is something they plan to do before the 2020 trade deadline on November 3 remains to be seen, but with the campaign threatening to spiral on a downward curve quickly, it might be worth exploring, at the very least.

It was never going to be easy for the Carolina Panthers this season. They do have three wins at the halfway point, which is more than what some experts predicted before the campaign. But given how expectations surged after their streak of victories, what’s occurred ever since can be seen as a disappointment.

Keeping the bigger picture in mind is, and will always, remain crucial during the current campaign. Carolina wasn’t expecting miracles from head coach Matt Rhule in year one, so any source of momentum they can generate in the second half of the season will be a huge bonus.

That will be easier said than done against some top teams. Carolina has to face the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, and New Orleans Saints before the campaign concludes. So unless they can generate more pressure then it is going to have a detrimental effect on their chances.

There are plenty of intriguing names that might be available on the trade market if they choose to go in this particular direction. Let’s take a look at four edge rushers that should be considered.