4 recent Panthers departures who could make a playoff run in 2021

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Which former Carolina Panthers players could be in with a shot of making a postseason push during their first season away from the team in 2021?

The Carolina Panthers might not have much chance of becoming legitimate Super Bowl contenders in 2021, but that doesn’t mean that players who recently left the organization won’t be getting their hands on a ring when the season comes to a conclusion.

This is the absolute pinnacle and something Carolina appears some way off just yet. That’s not to say the Panthers cannot make some real strides under Matt Rhule following some notable additions this offseason.

It’s been a frenzied period of activity once again in recent months, which was expected to a certain extent when Marty Hurney was fired and replaced by Scott Fitterer.

The new general manager who was instrumental behind the scenes with the Seattle Seahawks wasted no time in stamping his mark across the franchise, which leaves plenty of reasons to be encouraged regarding the team’s chances of entering the postseason picture sooner rather than later.

For some who recently left the Panthers, there might be loftier ambitions next time around.

Although the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are deserved favorites after their memorable run that eventually saw Tom Brady scoop his seventh title, a number of other teams across the league will fancy their chances of making a bold bid to topple the defending champions from their throne.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at four ex-Panthers players who left this offseason that could be in with a shot of making a postseason push on their new teams in 2021.