What do the Carolina Panthers have at tight end in 2021?

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What do the Carolina Panthers possess within their tight end room ahead of a crucial 2021 season for the franchise?

Things haven’t been quite the same since Greg Olsen was shown the door by the Carolina Panthers in 2020 free agency. The prolific veteran enjoyed a phenomenal career with the organization and will undoubtedly go down as one of the team’s greatest-ever players, but a changing of the guard and subsequent youth movement that followed meant the Pro Bowler was surplus to requirements.

Olsen eventually signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks before officially retiring as a Panther and move into the FOX studio as an analyst. The potential Pro Football Hall of Famer can have absolutely no regrets and look back at his career knowing he gave absolutely everything on and off the field ahead of the next stage of his journey.

The Panthers found it difficult to replace Olsen’s leadership and production in 2020. This was arguably the veteran they missed most and had Carolina kept him around for one more season before he rode off into the sunset, it could have made all the difference.

Those in power recognized the need for improvement at the tight end spot this offseason, making some eye-catching moves that have the positional group looking far stronger now than when the 2020 campaign came to a conclusion.

With this in mind, let’s take an in-depth look at just what the Panthers could get from their tight ends in 2021 and possibly beyond.