4 ways Richard Sherman could help the Carolina Panthers in 2021

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There are plenty of benefits to the Carolina Panthers potentially signing free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman following the Jaycee Horn injury.

The Carolina Panthers have touched base with free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman in the immediate aftermath of Jaycee Horn’s injury. No formal offer was made to the three-time All-Pro, but this is something to monitor in the coming days with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers also showing an interest in the player.

Sherman would certainly fill a huge need for the Panthers after Horn went down in their convincing victory at the Houston Texans. It remains to be seen whether the South Carolina product will play again this season, which might depend on whether Matt Rhule’s men are in the playoff picture by the time a decision needs to be made.

That’s for the future. And acquiring Sherman would be about providing assistance right now.

His previous relationship with Scott Fitterer from their time together on the Seattle Seahawks might be a tipping point. But joining the defending Super Bowl champions is also an enticing proposition if an offer is made.

With this in mind, here are four ways Sherman could help the Panthers in 2021.

Way No. 1

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Richard Sherman would bring experience to the Carolina Panthers

There aren’t many players still operating in the league that has seen more than Richard Sherman. He’s a Super Bowl winner and won a wealth of individual accolades including a place on the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2010s.

Not bad for a fifth-round pick of which little was expected entering the league. Another outstanding mid-to-late round draft selection by Scott Fitterer, who was instrumental in Sherman joining the Seattle Seahawks.

Sherman might be regressing in terms of athleticism. But his veteran savvy would be a real asset for the Carolina Panthers now that Jaycee Horn will miss multiple weeks and possibly the season.