4 severe disappointments from Panthers loss vs. Cardinals in Week 4

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Carolina Panthers might have a C.J Henderson problem

C.J Henderson was talked highly about in training camp by Steve Wilks and Matt Rhule. But so far the former first-round pick hasn’t worked out with costly pass interference calls.

The Florida product gave up a passer rating of more than 100 against the Arizona Cardinals, allowing 12.4 yards a reception, which is unacceptable. This only casts further doubts about Henderson and whether he will ever fulfill some obvious potential when he entered from the college ranks in 2020.

Henderson hasn’t panned out in the NFL so far. He has a lot of talent but can’t seem to put it all together.

There is still time for Henderson to turn things around after a rocky start before and after his trade to Carolina from the Jacksonville Jaguars. But as of right now, he looks far from a starting cornerback and is a liability with crucial mistakes.

He has an overall grade of 53.2 from Pro Football Focus as a result of his efforts in 2022. Considering that the Panthers traded for Henderson to see if the coaching staff could unlock his potential and play at an elite level, it’s not going according to plan by any stretch of the imagination.

And that is rapidly becoming a real problem.