3 Carolina Panthers players who could see a depth chart demotion soon

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John Miller – Carolina Panthers OG

As stated previously, the Carolina Panthers need to make some adjustments to the offensive line in pursuit of maintaining a largely encouraging start to the 2021 season. If things continue in this manner or get worse, then it’s going to come with some complications for the team and quarterback Sam Darnold.

John Miller might not be the worst performer in the world, but if the Panthers want to reach the next level and a potential playoff place then things have to get better.

The veteran was brought back on a team-friendly deal after a 2020 season with bright spots and inconsistencies in equal measure. Continuity is everything on an offensive line is concerned, so someone like Deonte Brown needs to show a significant amount at practice for the team to contemplate such a move.

Miller missed the first game due to COVID-19 and has been playing through the pain barrier ever since. Something that cannot be overlooked when analyzing the player’s production so far.

The Panthers are surely going to make improving their offensive line options their top priority next offseason. Until then, players like Miller could get the benefit of the doubt.

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It’s a big risk to keep churning out these veteran players, but the coaching staff clearly feels it’s the best option at this juncture.