5 burning questions facing the Carolina Panthers secondary in 2021
Are the Carolina Panthers making the right call with Jeremy Chinn?
The Carolina Panthers got far more than they bargained for with Jeremy Chinn. They clearly thought a lot of the player after moving up to acquire him at No. 64 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, be few expected the Southern Illinois product to make such waves during his first season in a professional environment.
Chinn was an absolute revelation. He seemed to be everywhere on the field, demonstrating elite athleticism and instinct that were unfortunate not to come away with NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.
This production was all the more remarkable when one considers Chinn was playing in an unfamiliar position. He won a starting outside linebacker job in training camp and wasted no time proving his worth as an integral part of Carolina’s plans moving forward.
The Panthers are moving Chinn back to his preferred position of safety in 2021. Although he’ll still be moving around a lot in the hope he can make even more plays seeing things from the backend.
Hopefully, this won’t impact the way Chinn is able to influence proceedings. Carolina is counting on the second-year-pro to sure things up in this particular area of the field, with little in the way of alternative options if things don’t get off to a positive start.
However, if everything clicks into place, Chinn is set for superstardom in 2021.