5 bold predictions following Panthers trade for Baker Mayfield

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D.J. Moore hits four consecutive seasons with 1,200+ yards from scrimmage

Cam Newton, Taylor Heinicke, Kyle Allen, Will Grier, Teddy Bridgewater, P.J. Walker, and Sam Darnold. These are the quarterbacks D.J. Moore has caught passes from over his first four seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

Only one inspired any level of consistency and confidence. All the others were stop gap, plug-and-play figures due to injury or poor performance, inefficient player development, or a bad trade.

Yet Moore has managed to surpass 1,200 yards from scrimmage over the last three seasons. No mean feat considering the turmoil under center.

Moore is constantly left out of any chatter of top-10 players at the wide receiver position. But he is consistent, reliable, and continues to improve various aspects of his arsenal each offseason.

With Baker Mayfield in the fold, we will see another season of Moore putting up big numbers and earning a Pro Bowl nod during his fifth NFL campaign. More importantly, pundits will finally start mentioning his name when thinking about top wide receivers.

Excitement abounds in Carolina with renewed hope at the game’s most important position. Mayfield does not have to play at a Pro Bowl level, but with consistent play and continued development, fans will be cheering more than in recent memory.

The former Oklahoma phenom comes to town with a chip on his shoulder, which should translate into some of these bold predictions coming true over the next eight months.

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