5 shining stars from the Carolina Panthers win at Texans in Week 3

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Haason Reddick – Carolina Panthers OLB

What a signing Haason Reddick is turning out to be.

The outside linebacker has wasted no time in making his presence felt for the Carolina Panthers after deciding to reunite with head coach Matt Rhule in free agency, with Reddick producing another performance of the highest quality at the Houston Texans on Thursday night.

Reddick is on the lookout for a bumper new contract in 2022. If he continues this rich vein of form, the Panthers would be wise to pay him whatever his representatives are looking for when they head to the negotiating table.

Another impressive evening at the office for Reddick saw him record two tackles, 1.5 sacks, and one tackle for loss. He is rapidly becoming one of the most influential members on defense and acquiring him from the Arizona Cardinals already looks like a shrewd bit of business by the front office.

The former Temple star already has 4.5 sacks, seven quarterback hits, two tackles for loss, and 12 pressure through the first three games. Reddick also has an outstanding 72.0 grade from Pro Football Focus in recognition of his exceptional start.

Carolina’s defense looks to be the real deal. Reddick is a huge part of this and the sky is the limit if he maintains this standard throughout the campaign.