4 veterans for Panthers to target during third wave of free agency

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Jason McCourty – CB

  • 2020 team – New England Patriots

Although the Carolina Panthers got some eye-catching production from Donte Jackson down the stretch, the options surrounding the former LSU speedster are slim at best. This will no doubt be reinforced during the 2021 NFL Draft and if the organization wants instant success, then acquiring a veteran that’s done it all would be another smart route to go down.

Jason McCourty might be a little long in the tooth for a productive cornerback in the NFL. But there is more than one factor to consider with this signing.

He is still playing at a high level before his contract was up with the New England Patriots, where he gained a Super Bowl win with his twin brother Devin – a first in NFL history. Providing there isn’t much in the way of pressure from a coverage standpoint, his strong communication skills and experience coming through in big moments is a potentially tremendous asset to call upon.

Not only could McCourty make a difference on the field. But his assistance as a leader to a young and relatively inexperienced roster is another big impact that shouldn’t be overlooked.

The benefits of bringing McCourty on-board are there for all to see. And it’s unlikely the player is going to cost the earth at this stage considering his declaration on Good Morning Football that he just wants to ba around “a team that wants me”.