4 major differences to expect from the Panthers offense in 2021

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Carolina Panthers improve target distribution

Now that Curtis Samuel is no longer with the team after signing for the Washington Football Team in free agency, the Carolina Panthers need to replace his production in a bid to make a more substantial impression next season.

The Panthers did a nice job of getting some additional talent on board to replace Samuel, although it might be by committee and not with one true third option behind stud duo D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson.

This will keep opposing defenses guessing, at the very least. And who knows, collectively they might even go way beyond anything Samuel managed to accomplish during his time in Carolina.

David Moore’s arrival from the Seattle Seahawks in free agency has some definite upside. The same can be said of sixth-round pick Shi Smith providing there isn’t too much pressure on his shoulders early on.

However, perhaps the biggest sense of intrigue comes in the form of Terrace Marshall Jr.

The second-round selection has all the makings of a highly productive wideout at the next level. Marshall has had some trouble staying healthy of late, but the Panthers could have a real steal on their hands if these problems become a thing of that past.

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How Joe Brady distributes the football is going to be crucial. The aforementioned trio should get plenty of space to work thanks to the presence of Moore and Anderson on the outside. Christian McCaffrey’s return will also make teams stack the box plenty to open up things even more for those wideouts on the roster who won’#t generate as must attention.