4 likely destinations for Curtis Samuel in 2021 free agency

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Where will upcoming free-agent Curtis Samuel sign his next contract?

The Carolina Panthers might have a dilemma on their hands with Curtis Samuel. His exceptional performances in recent weeks will undoubtedly catch the eye of teams looking at possibly acquiring the wide receiver in free agency, which would be a significant blow to an offense that has relied on him heavily of late.

Samuel may have taken some time to integrate himself into Joe Brady’s offensive scheme, but there is no denying the former Ohio State standout is now an integral part of Carolina’s plans for the remainder of the campaign.

Whether his time with the organization goes beyond that remains to be seen.

Players with Samuel’s incredible skill set are always in high demand on the free-agent market. The wideout is riding on the crest of a wave currently and this might see a team give him the sort of offer that the Panthers couldn’t match.

The promise of an increased role is also something that shouldn’t be overlooked. Although Samuel’s influence is growing with every passing week, the likes of Christian McCaffrey, Robby Anderson, and D.J. Moore are still getting the lion’s share of targets and this will be increasingly frustrating for a player who is quickly emerging as one of the NFL’s most dynamic playmakers.

It promises to be an intriguing few months. Here are four potential destinations for Curtis Samuel ahead of his next deal.