7 Panthers players that could be traded if slump continues in 2022

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Robbie Anderson – Carolina Panthers WR

There was talk of the Carolina Panthers trading Robbie Anderson this off-season. The New England Patriots made an inquiry and reportedly others were in the mix shortly before their campaign opener against the Cleveland Browns without anything concrete emerging from discussions.

Anderson got his season off to a tremendous start by going for more than 100 receiving yards and a touchdown in Week 1. Sadly, he hasn’t been able to replicate this production thanks in no small part to an ineffective offense schemed by Ben McAdoo.

This is hindering everyone in Carolina right now. If the Panthers opt to throw in the towel at some stage and examine ways to set themselves up for a full-scale rebuild, Anderson is likely to be among the first on the trade block.

Trading Anderson after the season represents a cap saving of $12 million and a dead-cap figure of $9.7 million. A steep price to pay, but that was always the risk when those in power extended the wideout and restructured his contract this spring.

At this stage of Anderson’s career, he’d probably welcome the opportunity to potentially land on a contender. But he’ll have to improve consistency for another organization to part ways with draft capital.