Can Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore become an elite tandem?

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A positive future for Anderson and Moore

The most promising feature of Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore’s production so far with the Carolina Panthers is they’ve performed well with Christian McCaffrey out – even while garnering more attention from opposing defenses during the running back’s absence.

When McCaffrey returns, the duo should face fewer defenses trying to stop them as they worry more about the former first-round pick breaking free. This will undoubtedly open up the field for both talented playmakers and give them a chance to shine even more.

McCaffrey will always be the staple of how the Panthers go about their business on this particular side of the ball. But Anderson and Moore’s rise adds a new layer to the offense.

There’s no more need for McCaffrey to be in the top two for receiving yards in Carolina anymore.

And that is a good thing.

If Anderson and Moore make the leap, the Panthers have a shot at a historical trio, not just a duo.

Next year, assuming McCaffrey, Anderson and Moore are all healthy, they could become the sixth trio to all have over 1,000 receiving yards in a season.

The potential is there for the Panthers’ offense to break-out sooner rather than later, but the key to success is Anderson and Moore stepping up. Time will only tell if they make the leap.