5 burning questions facing the Carolina Panthers at WR in 2021

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What are some big questions facing the Carolina Panthers at wide receiver heading into the 2021 season?

The Carolina Panthers appear loaded at the wide receiver position after another strong offseason period of recruitment. There was one notable departure, but quarterback Sam Darnold has an abundance of weapons to call upon as he looks to finally put his career on track following his trade from the New York Jets.

There appears to be a swagger to this group that leaves plenty of reasons to be encouraged. How best to deploy them is going to be the tricky part for offensive coordinator Joe Brady, with the Panthers also hoping their suspect protection holds out to allow Darnold the time to make the right decisions under center.

The potential is there for all to see. If everything clicks into place right away and running back Christian McCaffrey stays healthy, then the sky is the limit for Carolina next season and possibly beyond.

With this in mind, here are five burning questions facing the Panthers at wide receiver in 2021.

Question No. 1

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How many WRs will the Carolina Panthers take onto the roster?

There are going to be some wide receivers on the Panthers roster currently who are going to feel aggrieved when the final cuts are made. This is all part of the ruthless NFL business, but just how many Carolina will bring through onto their 53-man roster remains to be seen.

Matt Rhule has toyed with the idea of two quarterbacks instead of three. However, with the Delta variant threatening to cause some real problems this season, the head coach would be wise to keep both Will Grier and P.J. Walker around in preparation for this eventuality.

Realistically speaking, the Panthers could take five or six. A couple of places should also be reserved for wideouts on the practice squad.