3 reasons Panthers QB Will Grier might be trade bait this offseason

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Will Grier might be traded by the Carolina Panthers in the offseason.

It doesn’t appear that Will Grier has any sort of future with the Carolina Panthers. The second-year-pro has been used sparingly by the organization through the first nine weeks of the campaign and spent a month without activity before he was finally active for their Week 9 game at the Chiefs.

This has been a significant blow for Grier’s development. The Carolina Panthers allocated a third-round pick to get the quarterback out of West Virginia in the 2019 NFL Draft, but it was evident he wasn’t ready to see the field as a rookie and paid the price.

Grier started two games for the Panthers as a rookie, losing both. He looked like a rabbit in the headlights, for the most part, completing just 53.8 percent of his passes on his way to 228 yards, no touchdowns, four interceptions, and a dismal 29.0 grade from Pro Football Focus.

Granted, this was arguably the worst situation to be walking into.

Carolina didn’t have anything to play for and their protection was absolutely porous throughout the campaign. Grier was sacked six times in two games, which obviously played a role in his disappointing displays under center. But given his lack of involvement this season it doesn’t appear as if he has any sort of viable long-term prospects in Carolina.

There are plenty of teams who might be on the lookout for better backup options in the spring. Injuries have become more prevalent than ever this season due to a disrupted preseason program and those with the best depth seem to be doing better than teams who went in with threadbare quality across the board.

Let’s take a look at three reasons why Will Grier could be nice trade bait in the offseason.