3 things Matt Corral must improve to win Panthers starting job in 2022
By Dean Jones
What does Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Corral need to improve upon in order to win the team’s starting job in 2022?
After an exhausting search, the Carolina Panthers finally brought in somebody that could become their franchise quarterback. The team took advantage of the ever-evolving situation during the 2022 NFL Draft to shift up the pecking order and select Matt Corral at No. 94 overall, which was done thanks in no small part to the influence that offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo had in proceedings.
Corral went relatively overlooked during the evaluation process thanks to an injury suffered during his final appearance for Ole Miss. His production at the SEC level was of a high standard and although there are some things he’ll need to develop, McAdoo was reportedly very confident that the player’s skill set would transition smoothly to his system, according to general manager Scott Fitterer.
The Panthers do have Sam Darnold as the veteran presence. Although it’s clear that things are not looking good for the USC product following a miserable campaign under center in 2021.
This all comes down to just how quickly Corral can adjust to a professional environment. Something that will no doubt take center stage throughout the offseason workout program and training camp in the stifling Spartanburg heat.
Corral’s presence on the roster has the potential to shake things up considerably. Here are three areas of his game that need development in pursuit of winning the Panthers’ starting job next season.