4 pros and cons to the Carolina Panthers trading Robby Anderson

Dean Jones
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Carolina Panthers have depth at wide receiver

Robby Anderson is an important part of the game plan, of that there is little doubt. But even though the Carolina Panthers also lost Curtis Samuel to the Washington Football Team in free agency, there does appear to be plenty of depth for the team to call upon this season.

Obviously, if the Panthers did trade Anderson, this would result in others having to step up and fill the void.

Carolina is getting Christian McCaffrey back to full health after the league’s best dual-threat running back turned out just three times in 2020, which is yet another factor in this scenario that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Replicating what Anderson brought in terms of production and his ability to stretch the field will be hard to replace. The Panthers drafted Terrace Marshall Jr. and Shi Smith to further boost their options, with the organization also picking up an intriguing piece during free agency in the form of David Moore from the Seattle Seahawks.

Should those in power within the franchise decide that they like these options enough. Moving Anderson in order to potentially secure some additional draft capital is entirely plausible in the grand scheme of things.

Most fans won’t like it due to his popularity. But this is the business we’re in.