4 Panthers players who could get paid next after Taylor Moton deal

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Haason Reddick – Carolina Panthers DE/OLB

Matt Rhule has become renowned for bringing in players he trusts from the college ranks to the Carolina Panthers during his first two offseasons as head coach. This has come with mixed success, but the signing of Haason Reddick could be another masterstroke when it’s all said and done.

Rhule got the best out of Reddick at Temple on his way to being a high-end draft pick. It was a steady start to his career with the Arizona Cardinals before he fully broke out in 2020 on his way to a 12.5-sack campaign.

The Panthers got Reddick on a one-year deal in the hope last season’s production wasn’t a one-off. Putting him opposite Brian Burns on the edge has the potential to cause untold havoc and similar sack numbers next time around would put him in prime position for a lucrative deal next spring.

Reddick deserves a lot of credit for betting on himself to a certain extent.

The financial situation across the league with a shrinking salary cap means Reddick was more than willing to take a short-term deal in pursuit of a lengthier, more enticing contract if he hits the ground running in Carolina.

Consistent pass-rushers are hard to find. Reddick needs to prove beyond all doubt the best is yet to come and the Panthers will no doubt do everything in their power to keep him around if he hits double-digit quarterback takedowns once again.

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If he doesn’t, then both parties will inevitably go their separate ways.