5 Panthers players who could bounce back from disappointing 2020

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Which Carolina Panthers players could bounce back after enduring some struggles during the 2020 season?

Although there were some encouraging signs to take from the 2020 season for the Carolina Panthers, the campaign overall came with thoughts of what might have been once again. Credit to a young and inexperienced roster for making most games competitive no matter the standard of opposition, even if this came with defeat more often than not.

This was all part of the learning curve. What comes next will truly determine just how long it’s going to take for the Panthers to become realistic Super Bowl challengers after years of mediocrity and underachievement.

More will be expected of Carolina this time around. Some additional pressure might see some crumble and others thrive with increased expectations on their shoulders.

With this in mind, here are five Panthers players who are candidates to bounce back after disappointing campaigns in 2020.

Player No. 1

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John Miller – Carolina Panthers OG

Things didn’t go according to plan despite a solid start for John Miller in 2020. His production wasn’t up to the required standard – especially down the stretch – so the player has it all to do after the Panthers decided to give him another chance this offseason with a one-year extension.

Miller knows that this will probably be his final opportunity to prove he can be a starting interior offensive lineman moving forward. Not even the presence of stud right tackle Taylor Moton alongside him in 2020 helped, so there is much work to be done if the player wants to keep his place over some promising rookies coming into the organization.

This is a challenge Miller has to take head-on. Being around the set-up last season should help and if he shows enough during training camp, then there is some real hope his level of production can take a step forward next time around.