4 Panthers players who have regressed in 2020 after promising starts

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Tre Boston came into the 2020 season as one of the few veteran players remaining on the Carolina Panthers. He was the exception to the rule this offseason after doing enough to earn a three-year, $18 million extension. But after a promising start, there are now serious doubts as to whether he will still be around next year.

There was absolutely no doubt that Boston was fully deserving of the contract he received from the Panthers prior to the campaign. He was one of the standout performers on a disappointing defense overall in 2019 and even made it onto Pro Football Focus’ All-Clutch Team thanks to his sterling efforts in critical moments.

This hasn’t been seen much in 2020.

Boston has looked sluggish for the most part – especially in coverage – and had it not been for the production of Juston Burris alongside him, things might look even worse.

There doesn’t appear to be much in the way of financial benefit from parting ways with Boston this offseason. And his presence within the locker room has been a massive benefit even if it hasn’t been matched by production on the field.

The former North Carolina standout has more to prove than most over the next three games. But whether Boston can turn things around remains to be seen.