10 most important Panthers players to the team’s chances in 2021

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87. . . . ROBBY ANDERSON. 9. player

Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers WR

Robby Anderson made a lasting impression during his first season with the Carolina Panthers. The wide receiver removed the stigma that he was nothing more than a deep threat to become a factor all over the field and it was clear from early on that reuniting with Matt Rhule was a mutually beneficial decision from all parties involved.

Matching or enhancing his numbers across the board is the next step for Anderson. Teams are now fully aware of what the player is capable of, something that the wideout needs to be ready for.

Anderson has a swagger that is hard not to love. Carolina is counting on him to deliver the goods once again.

87. . . . JEREMY CHINN. 8. player

Jeremy Chinn – Carolina Panthers S

Nobody saw Jeremy Chinn coming in 2020. There was plenty of hope he could make a difference, but few predicted just how vital he became to the defensive scheme right out of the gate.

Chinn was an absolute revelation and was unfortunate not to win NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. The Panthers are now switching the Southern Illinois product back to his preferred position of safety, which should give the backend a significant boost alongside Juston Burris.

Providing there are no complications regarding this transition and Chinn is still given the freedom to make plays all over the field, the sky is the limit for the former second-round pick.