5 most important Carolina Panthers offseason arrivals in 2022

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AUSTIN CORBETT. 3. player. 87. . OL. Carolina Panthers

Austin Corbett – Carolina Panthers OL

As stated previously, the Carolina Panthers needed to make substantial upgrades to their offensive line. Something that was thankfully also recognized by those in positions of power and was addressed as a matter of urgency.

One of the biggest signings that went somewhat under the radar is Austin Corbett. The interior protector comes to the Panthers on the back of a Super Bowl triumph with the Los Angeles Rams and should instantly legitimize an area of the field that’s lacked accountability for a considerable period of time.

Corbett penned a three-year, $26.25 million deal with a $9.76 million signing bonus and $19.6 million guaranteed. A small price to pay for someone that can solidify a real problem position where the Panthers are concerned.

Couple this with the additions of Bradley Bozeman and Ikem Ekwonu as well as the presence of stud right tackle Taylor Moton, things are finally looking up. Obviously, so many new faces will take time to develop chemistry, but offensive line coach James Campen will have them ready for Week 1.

The Panthers gambled on Cam Erving and Pat Elflein in 2021 free agency, which didn’t pay off. Their moves this offseason represent a complete and welcome change of approach.