5 biggest questions heading into Panthers training camp in 2021

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After going 5-11 in 2020, the Carolina Panthers have some question marks heading into the 2021 training camp. 

It was clear after last season that the Carolina Panthers had a lot of places they needed to improve, and I think they did a great job of that this offseason. Obviously, every hole wasn’t filled, and we’ll get into which spots pose the most uncertainty in 2021.

Here are the five biggest questions facing the Panthers ahead of a big 2021 training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg.

Question No. 1

Who will the Carolina Panthers put at LT?

As of right now, there is no left tackle on the Panthers’ roster that the coaching staff should be confident in. The right side is held down nicely by Taylor Moton, but the left side should worry the coaching staff.

Drafting Brady Christensen from BYU in the third round gives Carolina potential for the future. But he isn’t an immediate fix at the position.

They signed free-agent Cam Erving – but he’s never been more than a depth piece – and certainly isn’t who you want as your starting tackle. Former 2019 second-round draft pick Greg Little hasn’t even come close to becoming the player the Panthers traded up to get, so he isn’t a viable starting option either.

The bottom line is the Panthers have to improve the left tackle position for years to come. The addition of Christensen should make fans feel a little better, but given Carolina’s history of having subpar tackle play, they have to take some more steps.

I have confidence in Christensen to develop as time progresses. As for next season, Sam Darnold may be in trouble.