Which players currently thriving in the USFL should the Carolina Panthers consider bringing in for a closer look before the 2022 season?
General manager Scott Fitterer is always looking for ways to strengthen the Carolina Panthers. His turnover lower down the depth chart was significant during his first year in the role and the respected front office figure will be doing more of the same in the coming weeks before the 53-man roster is confirmed.
This is something that was prevalent throughout Fitterer’s time with the Seattle Seahawks. The more players they can look at, the better at this stage of the preparation period.
Another area that teams across the league will be examining for potential arrivals is the USFL. A place where some fringe individuals have boosted their chances of another opportunity during a thoroughly entertaining season so far.
With this in mind, here are five USFL standouts that the Panthers might consider acquiring in the not-too-distant future.
Player No. 1
Carolina Panthers could sign Kyle Sloter
This is a pretty long shot considering Kyle Sloter has been nothing more than a backup at the NFL level, but another chance to make a roster somewhere cannot be ruled out following a series of exceptional performances by the quarterback so far.
Sloter has put up significant users and demonstrated real poise under center. But the Carolina Panthers are clearly thinking bigger as they look for a potential upgrade on Sam Darnold in 2022.
Rumors continue to circulate surrounding a trade for either Baker Mayfield or Jimmy Garoppolo. Acquiring Sloter is a distant possibility at best, but the signal-caller’s done his reputation no end of good in recent weeks.