5 Carolina Panthers players who don’t get enough respect

(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) D.J. Moore
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D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers WR

Amid all the inconsistent quarterback play on the Carolina Panthers since D.J. Moore was drafted, the wide receiver has still put up outstanding numbers when all around him falls by the wayside.

The former first-round selection remains one of the league’s most underappreciated players on a national scale. Although those in power within the organization left no doubt as to his importance by handing Moore a bumper new contract earlier this offseason.

What the Panthers also managed to do is find an upgrade under center providing Baker Mayfield makes a full recovery from the torn labrum that required surgery after the 2021 campaign. Moore will be his primary weapon in the passing game, so the pair must hit it off at the earliest possible opportunity to give Carolina a major shot in the arm offensively.

Ben McAdoo’s arrival as offensive coordinator could also unlock additional production from Moore. His main strength is generating yards after the catch, so if the new appointment can come up with ways to maximize this supreme gift, the better Carolina’s chances will be.

Moore has yet to make a Pro Bowl despite going over 1,000 receiving yards for three straight seasons. If Mayfield performs as expected and the Maryland product benefits, then this is something that could change when it’s all said and done in 2022.