Ranking the 4 best deep threats in Carolina Panthers’ history

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Tedd Ginn Jr. – Former Carolina Panthers WR

This may come as a surprise to some, but Ted Ginn Jr. was one of the most impactful deep threats in Carolina Panthers history. And more than good enough to earn himself the third spot on this list.

The main support for Ginn Jr. was his ability to stretch the field consistently during the 2015 season where Cam Newton won MVP, and the Panthers made the Super Bowl before falling at the final hurdle to the Denver Broncos.

During that year, Ginn Jr. averaged 16.8 yards per catch and had 10 touchdowns. Not bad for a player that didn’t really have the ball skills of an elite wide receiver.

Ginn Jr. never lit up the stat sheet with a ton of yards and receptions. But it always felt like most of his yards came from big plays.

His time in Carolina only came 2,047 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns in three seasons. However, Ginn Jr. averaged 15.3 yards per catch, the most among relevant Panthers receivers throughout history and further reflection of his deep threat prowess.

Ginn Jr. certainly had some memorable moments in Carolina, and a lot of them were big gains. He departed the Panthers in 2017 to sign for the New Orleans Saints and appeared in six games for the Chicago Bears in 2020.