4 Panthers players former GM Marty Hurney could take to Washington
By Dean Jones
Curtis Samuel – Carolina Panthers WR
Curtis Samuel has made himself some serious money this season. The former Ohio State sensation improved his reliability to become an integral part of the Carolina Panthers’ offense and this is going to make it extremely difficult to keep the player around when free agency hits.
On the face of it, Carolina might be forced to choose between Samuel and stud right tackle Taylor Moton due to their financial predicament. If that is the case, then it shouldn’t be a difficult one for general manager Scott Fitterer and head coach Matt Rhule to make.
Moton is more important both from a positional sense and the fact four of the five offensive linemen who started in 2020 might be moved on this offseason. This would leave them with little choice other than to let Samuel test the free-agent market, where there could be a bidding war for his services.
Although a potential reunion between Samuel and his Buckeye coach Urban Meyer with the Jacksonville Jaguars is a distinct possibility, Marty Hurney and Ron Rivera – the pair that drafted the do-it-all wide receiver – might look to bring him to Washington if the price is right.
The Football Team does have some exciting young playmakers. But few offer the sort of game-changing ability that Samuel brings to the table and providing they get some sort of solution to their quarterback problem, then a postseason berth once again next time around is a strong possibility.