4 options if the Carolina Panthers wait until 2022 for a new QB

(Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) Sam Howell
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Sam Howell – North Carolina

This would be a popular move by the Carolina Panthers, to put it mildly. Sam Howell lit up the college scene in 2020 under center for North Carolina to emerge as a leading contender for the No. 1 overall selection next year. And his connections to the area make him an enticing option providing an adequate player isn’t found this offseason.

Simply put, Howell can do it all. He can make plays out of nothing, is able to create additional yardage on the run, and has a flawless throwing motion that brings results over every route imaginable.

Providing there are no complications regarding Howell in 2021, then he is going to be one of the hottest commodities in next year’s draft. He has now amassed 7,227 passing yards, 68 touchdowns through the air, completed 64.4 percent of his passes with just 14 interceptions over two years under center for the Tar Heels, with a further six scores on the ground for good measure.

Carolina would need to go through some real struggles next time around to get a shot at Howell. Whether a roster with so much young talent is capable of regressing is up for debate. But if they do, then this is going to be something they need to go all-in on given the prospect’s unbelievable potential.

The question is, would another season of Teddy Bridgewater be worth it if the end prize was Howell?