Carolina Panthers should be on red alert for Russell Wilson

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What Russell Wilson would bring to the Carolina Panthers


Russell Wilson is a winner who has done it all. Few boast the sort of resume he’s accumulated in nine years and getting him to the Carolina Panthers would be a significant coup that is going to cost a tremendous amount.

However, with high risk comes high reward.

Wilson would be working with a group of talented players on offense that are equal to or even better than what’s currently at his disposal with the Seattle Seahawks. Providing the Panthers can make some improvements to their protection this offseason – which is another top priority – this is a great spot to be walking into.

Imagine a backfield that contains Wilson and Christian McCaffrey. Couple this with two No. 1 caliber wide receivers on the outside in D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson, there is a lot to work with providing other players can come in and contribute.

Wilson’s style of play gets fans off their seats. He has a rare ability to make something out of nothing and has the sort of arm strength that the Panthers haven’t had under center in quite some time.

The cost might put Carolina off. Plus there is the small matter of the $59 million owed in base salary to Wilson over the final three years of his deal. This could be considered a bargain in NFL terms for players at the position if things end up working out and the least Carolina and Scott Fitterer should be doing is making a call to his old employers to get the lay of the land.

Big changes are coming to the Panthers’ quarterback room for a second straight season. Fitterer wants to make his mark from the word go and acquiring Wilson would be an exceptional way to start.