What exactly do the Carolina Panthers have at WR in 2021?

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D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers WRs

The Carolina Panthers have two exceptional wide receivers lining up on the outside. D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson emerged as one of the NFL’s most productive combinations last season – with both going over 1,000 yards – so there are plenty of reasons to be encouraged regarding bigger and better things to come in 2021.

Moore is changing his jersey number next season. Hopes are high he can take another big leap forward providing Sam Darnold hits the ground running.

The former first-round pick went through some serious chemistry issues with Teddy Bridgewater during the previous campaign despite reaching four figures once again. Considering all the quarterback upheaval the wideout has gone through over his three years in Carolina, putting up the numbers he has is further proof of what a special talent the player is.

Moore had his fifth-year option picked up as expected, so another outstanding season will see the Maryland product get the lucrative long-term deal he richly deserves.

The stakes are equally as high for Anderson, who was a revelation in his first year away from the New York Jets and proved he can be much more than just a deep threat with elite speed.

Linking up with his former college coach Matt Rhule proved to be a masterstroke from Anderson, who fitted in seamlessly to his new surroundings and became a valuable piece both on the field and in the locker room.

Anderson is heading into the final year of his deal. So if he can get close to or surpass last season’s production, then a bumper payday will be coming his way in Carolina or elsewhere.