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

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Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks

Although there appears to be some growing friction between Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks, the likelihood of him being traded this offseason appears to be slim at best.

However, if this relationship doesn’t get any better in the coming months, then this is a situation that could change in 2021 and the Carolina Panthers could be prominent players in a potential trade providing they show some sort of progression next season.

Wilson’s credentials are there for all to see. He is a Super Bowl winner and one of the league’s best playmakers at the position, but there is a growing concern that he has lost the locker room in Seattle that won’t have been aided by his recent comments surrounding poor protection throughout the campaign.

The asking price is sure to be steep, even with one more year of wear and tear under his belt. But if the Panthers strike out in their quarterback search this offseason then it’s hard not to look at this move and not think it should be one of their top priorities.

There are obvious ties between Wilson and Carolina’s new general manager Scott Fitterer, who was director of college scouting when the Seahawks took the signal-caller No. 75 overall out of Wisconsin despite many questioning whether he’d make it in the NFL.

If the Panthers flatter to deceive in 2021, then the only remaining option will be to go bold with a trade if they can’t get one done before OTAs or training camp begins this year.