3 biggest bargains of Carolina Panthers free agency so far

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David Moore – WR

  • Contract – $4.75 million (2 years) – $1.61M cap hit.

It was always going to be difficult to keep Curtis Samuel around. The wide receiver was one of the real doubts heading into the Carolina Panthers free agency period and his production in 2020 meant that they were never going to match a big offer from the Washington Football Team and former head coach Ron Rivera.

This meant replacing Samuel became a top priority for the Panthers, something they managed to do quickly and with a potential steal in the form of David Moore. General manager Scott Fitterer knows plenty about the wideout from their time together with the Seattle Seahawks and the former seventh-round pick has a lot of similar skills to the Ohio State product.

Moore can impact the game all over the field and is more than capable of taking backfield carries if Joe Brady sees fit. He is incredibly difficult to bring down upon the first contact and seems to have enough in the way of speed to make his presence felt on deep routes.

All this comes at a fraction of the cost compared to the contract Samuel received from Washington.

If Moore can fill the void left by such a prolific weapon as Samuel and put up some good numbers alongside D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson, it’s a shrewd bit of business by the Panthers in no uncertain terms.