4 Panthers players who could be extended with extra cap space

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D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers WR

There appears little doubt that D.J. Moore is heading for great things. The wide receiver went over 1,000 yards receiving once again in 2020 despite his obvious chemistry issues with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, so if the Carolina Panthers can get themselves a significant upgrade before competitive action rolls around in 2021, the former Maryland sensation might benefit more than most.

Moore is heading into the final season of his deal, although it’s certain that the player’s fifth-year option will be exercised. However, as we saw with Christian McCaffrey last year, the Panthers might decide that the time is right to give their No. 1 wideout a lengthier contract that his production has more than warranted.

Considering that Carolina could lose Curtis Samuel if he’s allowed to test the free-agent market as expected, letting Moore’s contract situation linger on would cast more doubt on a positional group that emerged as a real strength in 2020.

Getting him to agree to a multi-year deal would represent a statement of intent from the Panthers and one that would go a long way to providing they are learning from mistakes when it comes to letting deals for prominent roster members go on longer than they should.

Moore is one of the best young wideouts in the game. Once the Panthers get a more stable player under center, the sky is truly the limit.