3 ways David Moore can help the Carolina Panthers in 2021

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In what ways can new wide receiver David Moore help the Carolina Panthers in 2021 after arriving in free agency from the Seattle Seahawks?

The Carolina Panthers moved quickly to replace outgoing wide receiver Curtis Samuel this week. This was an expected departure for Samuel, who reunites with former head coach Ron Rivera at the Washington Football Team after getting the sort of financial commitment his previous employers simply couldn’t match in the current landscape.

It’s clear that the Panthers envisaged the loss of the 2017 second-round pick judging by how quickly they brought in a replacement. Carolina secured the services of David Moore on a bargain basement deal that consists of just $1.5 million guaranteed over two years.

Considering the sort of skill set Moore brings to the table, this is a great bit of business from general manager Scott Fitterer, who knows more about the player than most from their time working together at the Seattle Seahawks.

Losing someone with the dynamic ability Samuel brings to the table won’t be easy to replace. But Moore has a lot of the same traits that should make a big difference providing his transition to a different environment is a smooth one.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at three ways Moore can make his presence felt from the word go in Carolina.

Way No. 1

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Running out of the backfield

David Moore can help when needed when it comes to carrying the ball out of the backfield. The Carolina Panthers have lost this element from a wide receiver with Curtis Samuel’s departure, so it could be a tremendous asset to call upon throughout the campaign.

Although Moore accumulated just 12 carries during his time with the Seahawks, his 7.6 yards-per-carry average is exceptional. With the Panthers looking to take some of the pressure from Christian McCaffrey’s shoulders to prevent any further injury complications moving forward, utilizing the former seventh-round selection in this manner wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world.

At the very least, it gives offensive coordinator Joe Brady the same sort of dynamic player he managed to put to great use last season with Samuel on his way to a career year from the wideout.