3 landing spots for Tre Boston after Carolina Panthers release

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Washington Football Team

It is no surprise to Carolina Panthers fans that when it is time for players to move on that there are two teams that have a higher chance of signing them. These are, of course, the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Football Team.

Both of their head coaches – Sean McDermott (Buffalo) and Ron Rivera (Washington) – worked extensively with many of the Panthers’ veterans and are fully aware of how they play and would mesh with their coaching styles.

Some notable examples of former Carolina players to follow Rivera to Washington include Thomas Davis, Taylor Heinicke, and Kyle Allen.

While both teams finished the 2020 campaign with post-season appearances, Washington would be the most likely candidate to sign Boston and not just because of the close bond between Rivera and the safety.

Washington needs speed on the backend and it hasn’t gone unnoticed that their opponents found ways to make the short routes count for small chunks all season long. They could use the athleticism Boston brings on the defense to break up these costly plays.

This would be a strong fit for Boston given the fact that he played for Rivera during their 2015 Super Bowl 50 run and knows the caliber of performances he is capable of. The head coach also likes using the base 4-3 defense, which the player has proven to be successful at during this time in the league.