4 obstacles that could prevent Matt Corral from playing in 2022

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Carolina Panthers have too much urgency to depend on Matt Corral

The stakes are incredibly high for the Carolina Panthers in 2022. It’s been a difficult start to life for Matt Rhule, with the head coach leading the team to just 10 wins over his opening two seasons and unless genuine progression is demonstrated when competitive action commences once again, speculation about his job status will only grow.

Gambling his future on a rookie such as Matt Corral is a big call to make. Although one could argue that doing the same with Sam Darnold is a greater risk given how the signal-caller has failed to produce the goods during his NFL career so far.

There is a significant sense of urgency for the Panthers that cannot be overlooked. In an ideal world, Carolina would like to see what they have in Corral at some stage before casting their eye on the 2023 draft class, but much will also depend on how much confidence the player can generate over the upcoming preparation period.

Rhule got a supreme vote of confidence from team owner David Tepper shortly before the draft. Talk of a five-year plan was preached endlessly, but fans are getting sick and tired of cheering losing football and the billionaire will not want further blame pointed in his direction after a turbulent offseason period.

Asking Corral to come in and immediately change the team’s fortunes is unfair. This could also be a reason that the signal-caller is kept out of the firing line during the 2022 season.