3 things to know about new Carolina Panthers OG Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan is an emergency option for the Carolina Panthers

For the Carolina Panthers, adding Michael Jordan is an emergency option. One that can allow them to get through a game or two if an injury were to strike.

However, long-term Jordan isn’t going to start for this team and cannot be considered a viable option unless substantial improvements are made to his game based on the production we saw from the player in 2020.

If Carolina faces injury, there are plenty of veteran guards still looking for work. Nearly all of them are better starting options for a team that will be competing for a wildcard spot.

D.J. Fluker and Joe Dahl are two examples of notable veterans still remaining unsigned. If Carolina faces a guard injury lasting any significant time they will need to bring in a veteran option to help keep Sam Darnold upright rather than rely on those with less experience.

In fairness to Jordan, he is only entering the third year of his career and certainly wasn’t done any favors by being added to a poor offensive line on the Cincinnati Bengals.

There is still a chance he bounces back and improves this season.

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However, it seems very telling the Bengals moved on from him so quickly despite their need for the position. For now, it is a solid move for the Panthers and something that gives them an emergency option if an in-game injury were to happen.