3 potential trade packages for the Panthers to land Marcus Maye

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Carolina Panthers trade package No. 2

Juston Burris gets a bad rap for his production in 2020, which was encouraging before a rib injury significantly hindered his progress. The Carolina Panthers kept him around when it would have been easier to let him go ahead of time, which indicates they’re confident in his ability to get back to the form of old alongside Jeremy Chinn.

However, if someone like Marcus Maye becomes available, then Burris might be used as potential trade bait in pursuit of acquiring the player.

This deal would take much more than Burris, obviously. But it’s worth remembering that they might end up losing him for nothing next year.

Giving up two third-rounders and Burris could be a tempting proposition. It gives the Jets two additional selections to assist their rebuild and a stop-gap starter with bags of experience.

Maye’s situation could become an unwanted distraction as the season goes on. This is the last thing head coach Robert Saleh wants and the Jets have shown a willingness to move on unhappy campers if the Jamal Adams situation is any indication.

Whether this is something the Panthers are considering is debatable. The benefits are clearly there for all to see, but things don’t work that way in the NFL more often than not.