5 burning questions facing the Carolina Panthers at WR in 2021

(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson
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Can D.J. Moore become elite?

Considering how inconsistent the quarterback play has been throughout D.J. Moore‘s career – especially over the last two seasons – it’s a testament to his exceptional talent that he’s still been able to put up some impressive numbers.

That being said, things need to change regarding distribution for the wideout to enter the truly elite category in 2021.

Moore and Teddy Bridgewater had some chemistry problems in 2020, to put it mildly. There wasn’t a lot of time to familiarize themselves with one another last offseason and the timing was really off at times during the regular season.

The former first-round pick still managed to go over 1,000 yards again. But things would have looked far better had Bridgewater been more consistent when throwing the football in his direction.

There are areas that Moore also needs to get better. His route-running has come on enormously but needs to take another step forward, with the Maryland product also setting his sights on increasing his touchdowns when competitive action begins.

If Moore can do this and his relationship with Sam Darnold blossoms, then Carolina might have one of the top-five receivers in the league this time next year.