5 WRs for Carolina Panthers to target if Robbie Anderson retires in 2022

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Which wide receivers could the Carolina Panthers target if Robbie Anderson goes through with his retirement claims before the 2022 season?

Robbie Anderson is a player whose emotions are always at the surface. The wide receiver endured a difficult 2021 campaign with the Carolina Panthers and after trade talks came to nothing this spring, the Temple product will now look to bounce back in style when competitive action gets underway once again.

Anderson has skipped the voluntary portion of offseason workouts, as he did last year. But a tweet on Saturday caused some concern about an early retirement the wideout is contemplating.

This would be a blow and a bombshell in equal measure. Anderson would also be leaving a considerable amount of money on the table in this scenario, which cannot be overlooked.

The tweet was deleted and in all honesty, we don’t know what anybody is going through behind the scenes. That’s why this situation deserves empathy from everyone associated with the Panthers.

If Anderson does shock the world and goes through with retiring, here are five potential targets Carolina could sign to replace the popular figure.

Wide Receiver No. 1

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Carolina Panthers could target Allen Hurns

Allen Hurns might not have the blazing speed of Robbie Anderson, but the wide receiver has proven his worth as a dependable rotational piece throughout his career. Something the Carolina Panthers would need if their No. 2 option opted to call it a day.

Hurns decided to opt-out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 health concerns and has not been seen much in the league since. A wrist injury in 2021 didn’t help his cause and it remains to be seen whether or not the Miami product gets another opportunity.

Hopefully, Anderson will still be around. If not, taking a closer look at Hurns would not hurt even if there are some more prominent names available.