Ranking the 4 best deep threats in Carolina Panthers’ history

(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) Muhsin Muhammad
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D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers WR

How can a player who’s only played three seasons be on an all-time list?

Easy answer.

The Carolina Panthers’ historically – outside of Steve Smith Sr. and Muhsin Muhammad – haven’t really had a long-term deep threat to call their own in the passing game, which has hampered them considerably at times.

In three seasons, D.J. Moore has 3,156 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. He’s also averaging 15.2 yards per catch.

Moore possesses great speed and jump-ball ability, making him a threat to go deep almost every play and there could be even better highlights to come from a player who goes into the 2021 season with Pro Bowl potential.

It felt wrong to put such a current player above Ted Ginn Jr., but you could honestly put one or the other in that spot.

If it weren’t for pathetic quarterback play during Moore’s career, he’d probably have even more impressive numbers.

Fingers crossed Sam Darnold works out as expected following his trade from the New York Jets, but the jury is still out as to whether or not he can provide stability at the position Moore has never had before.

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The former first-round pick has been a great deep threat so far in his career. Let’s hope he keeps it up next season and beyond.