5 free-agent wide receivers the Panthers could sign in 2021

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Breshad Perriman

  • 2020 team – New York Jets

The Carolina Panthers got a tremendous amount of success by bringing a wide receiver from the New York Jets during 2020 free agency. Robby Anderson proved to be their signing of the summer thanks to a dazzling reunion with head coach Matt Rhule, with the pair picking up where they left off after a superb stint together at Temple.

This is an avenue they could go down in 2021 if the opportunity arises. Breshad Perriman may not have set the world alight in terms of catch success rate or much else, but it’s worth taking a deeper look at the wideout considering there was some less than stellar play under center in Adam Gase’s final year with the organization.

Perriman managed to gain 505 receiving yards and three touchdowns from 30 receptions, which might result in a more lasting contribution in a stable environment than the one Perriman experienced at MetLife Stadium.

There are some limitations where Perriman is concerned. But a lot of people thought the same about Anderson before he released himself from Jets purgatory on his way to the first 1,000-yard campaign of his career.

This move is also unlikely to cost the earth, which is another reason why it should be considered.