5 Carolina Panthers players who could join Madden 99 club in future

(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Jeremy Chinn
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Jeremy Chinn – Carolina Panthers S

Judging by the impression left by Jeremy Chinn during his rookie season with the Carolina Panthers, potential superstardom beckons for the player with further development in the coming years.

His athleticism, football instincts, and playmaking ability were a breath of fresh air on Phil Snow’s defense in 2020. Something that left many wondering why he didn’t win NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors over Chase Young of the Washington Football Team.

Chinn’s probably not worried about that right now. Although it was undoubtedly a blow at the time considering his level of impact for the Panthers from the moment he stepped onto the field.

Carolina is now moving Chinn back to the position he played in college, which could bring about even more in the way of production.

Having Chinn on the backend at safety shouldn’t restrict the former Southern Illinois standout from getting involved all over the field. The Panthers will allow him to be flexible if they know what’s good for them and if the player can improve in coverage, it could be enough to put together a Pro Bowl-caliber campaign.

It doesn’t appear likely that Chinn will make the Madden 99 club next year. But his attributes could make him a likely candidate to receive the honor at some point.