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

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Will Grier was a solid performer in college

There was a reason the Carolina Panthers took Will Grier with the No. 100 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The signal-caller showcased his superb ability at the college level with West Virginia had many experts predicting big things in the future regarding the possibility of becoming a prominent starter at the next level.

Grier took the decision to transfer from Florida in pursuit of more playing time, which brought instant results. The quarterback amassed 7,354 passing yards, 71 touchdowns, 20 interceptions, and a lofty passer rating of 169.2, which represented substantial production from a player that flew up draft boards as a result.

His strong work ethic really came across during the evaluation process, which was all the Panthers needed to make him the heir apparent to iconic former No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing to have in the NFL. Carolina would no doubt go in a different direction if they could go back and do it all again. But they might just be able to get some draft capital back in return for someone that hasn’t exactly been given a fair crack of the whip in a professional environment.

Grier was hung out to dry as a rookie and was left with a coaching staff that has no previous relationship with him. All signs point to an early exit and if a team likes what they see from his college tape, it might give them a reason to pull the trigger despite his distinct lack of production over a two-game period on a struggling team last time out.