4 ways the Panthers can address backup RB spot in 2021

(Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) Mike Davis
(Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) Mike Davis /
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Just like many teams, the Carolina Panthers will have quite a few issues to solve during the offseason. Acquiring a new backup running back might be one of them.

The Carolina Panthers will enter the offseason with multiple problems that they must address. One of the options will be deciding what to do with their running backs. The quarterback position will be the highlight of their offseason, but who occupies the primary position behind Christian McCaffrey is another vital element to their plans.

Mike Davis is set to become an unrestricted free agent, and the Panthers have multiple ways that they can address this if the veteran decides not to come back. Carolina will need to make the right move to have someone reliable behind their star player if 2020 is any indication.

Fans have not realized how important the backup running back position is until this season. When McCaffrey went down, many thought it would be the end of the season right then. However, Davis came in and performed his job well, earning himself 15 starts and accumulating more than 1,000 all-purpose yards.

With limited cap space and other issues to deal with, Carolina needs to find a good option to deal with this spot. McCaffrey is set to be healthy in 2021, but someone needs to take some of the load off the face of the franchise.

During the 2020 season, the Panthers rushed for 1,704 yards. Davis and Teddy Bridgewater led the way and were the top-two, while McCaffrey finished in third place on the team with 225 rushing yards and five touchdowns from just three games.

Without further a due, let’s look at four ways the Panthers can address the backup running back position.