5 reasons for Carolina Panthers fans to be optimistic through Week 5

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Carolina Panthers could have a long-term TE in Tommy Tremble

It’s still early and there is only a very small sample size to go off, but Tommy Tremble could have the makings of the long-term successor to Greg Olsen at the tight end position.

The third-round pick out of Notre Dame already has two touchdowns to his name through the first five games and the Carolina Panthers clearly love the skill set Tremble brings to the table.

He is a good blocker on the edge and at the second level already, so if he can become more of a factor in the passing game it’s going to be a massive asset to call upon in 2021 and beyond.

Such was Carolina’s confidence in Tremble, they traded Dan Arnold to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the C.J. Henderson deal. A significant vote of confidence in the player after only a few contests.

Tremble still has a lot of work to do. This isn’t going to happen overnight.

But the more time Tremble gets on the field, the quicker his development is going to be.

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The way Tremble approaches every down is hard not to love and the Panthers fanbase has taken to him instantly. Whether he can become the next Olsen is debatable, but there’s nothing to suggest the first-year-pro cannot go on to have a very successful NFL career.