4 Carolina Panthers players who won’t be missed in 2021

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Which Carolina Panthers players won’t be missed in 2021?

It’s almost time for the Carolina Panthers to begin planning for a crucial offseason period in 2021. The organization goes into next spring with a solid foundation from which to build and a head coach in Matt Rhule who was the right man for the job. But it’s clear that much more will be needed to get them into the postseason talk next season and beyond.

A new general manager will definitely help. The Carolina Panthers opted to fire Marty Hurney with a view to getting a more analytical approach to player recruitment and retention. But owner David Tepper needs to act quickly to avoid missing out on his desired target.

The new appointment faces some tough decisions regarding current player personnel. Financial resources won’t be what was initially expected due to COVID-19 revenue losses, which will make things even more difficult to make the necessary strides.

Let’s take a look at four Panthers players who won’t be missed in 2021 when they are inevitably removed from the roster this offseason.

Player No. 1

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Tahir Whitehead – Carolina Panthers LB

Let’s keep this short.

Tahir Whitehead has been one of the worst free-agent signings made by the Panthers in recent memory. This bears more significance when one considers just how high the hopes were within the camp regarding his ability to step in and fill the void left by Luke Kuechly, although replicating the perennial All-Pro’s production is almost impossible.

Whitehead was lackluster in every category imaginable before Carolina finally put him out of his misery in favor of Jermaine Carter. The former Temple star can have absolutely no complaints about his benching and the Panthers aren’t going to miss him in the slightest when they release the player this offseason.