6 free agents in problem areas the Panthers should sign pre-camp
Jason Peters – OL
- 2020 team – Philadelphia Eagles
This one is a little out of left-field and goes completely against the youth movement currently being undertaken where the Carolina Panthers are concerned.
Providing Jason Peters gets another opportunity to earn a starting spot in the NFL in 2021, it will be the 18th season of what might end up being a Pro Football Hall of Fame career. The former All-Pro was one of the best tackles in the business once upon a time. But as the old saying goes, father time is undefeated.
Peters managed just 509 snaps for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020. However, the player feels confident he still has something left to give if there for an interested party if they come forward.
"“I don’t know about ‘a whole lot,’ but I still got some in the tank, and I can definitely show some of the young guys how to play the game of football. You can know the Xs and Os, but I’m gonna be the one to stay with ’em after practice and show ’em how to really play the game, the technique, and the things about the detail of the football game throughout the course of the season.”"
As stated previously, blindside protection is a real concern and something that could have a detrimental impact on quarterback Sam Darnold’s chances of becoming a success in Carolina.
If Peters is a little old to be dealing with rapid edge rushers at left tackle, there is a chance he can move to the interior and provide stability.
The Panthers want young, athletic players across their roster judging by the moves made since Matt Rhule’s appointment. So exploring the nine-time Pro Bowler probably isn’t in their thoughts.