3 positions where signing a free-agent makes sense for the Panthers
By Dean Jones
Which positional groups might benefit from another veteran free-agent acquisition to boost the Carolina Panthers’ chances next season?
It was a pretty solid haul for the Carolina Panthers during the 2021 NFL Draft. General manager Scott Fitterer’s phone was off the hook for the best part of three days on his way to accumulating no fewer than 11 picks for the organization. This saw plenty of intriguing players come onto the roster, but just how much of an impact each of them will make during their rookie campaigns remains to be seen.
The Panthers currently boast the youngest roster in the NFL. This should provide plenty of energy and enthusiasm from what appears to be a talented group of individuals on paper, but the lack of experience might end up being a difference in critical moments once again.
One way Carolina might want to address this is by bringing in some additional veterans on the free-agent market. The Panthers still have $17.05 million available to spend, according to Spotrac. But the large majority of this will be allocated to getting their 2021 draft class signed on the dotted line.
Carolina Panthers still have some free-agent options available.
This was an offseason like no other due to a shrinking salary cap and COVID-19 revenue losses. Plenty of talented veteran players are still looking for a new home and may be willing to sign a short-term deal for minimal financial commitment before potentially cashing in next year at this stage of the free agency period.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at three positional groups where signing a free agent would make sense for the Panthers following their draft picks.