5 players the Panthers should consider trading post-Matt Rhule

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Which players should the Carolina Panthers consider trading after the organization opted to fire head coach Matt Rhule following their 1-4 start?

With the expected news coming this week surrounding the Carolina Panthers finally firing head coach Matt Rhule, rumors are swirling about some players potentially being moved for draft capital before the deadline. The contending teams are normally like vultures at this time of year, preying on franchises that might be looking to restock in pursuit of better fortunes next time around.

The Panthers need to become an attractive destination for any new head coach. They are currently $17 million over the cap in 2023 according to Spotrac and aren’t blessed with anything more than five draft picks in next year’s draft, which isn’t the most ideal predicament facing Carolina once the current campaign comes to a conclusion.

If results don’t start improving under Steve Wilks, then something has to be done. The Panthers need a long-term plan capable of getting them back to prominence, which is something Rhule failed to accomplish before patience eventually ran out.

Although the likes of Christian McCaffrey, Brian Burns, D.J. Moore, and Derrick Brown are seemingly off the table, here are five Panthers players that could be traded before the deadline.

Player No. 1

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Cam Erving – Carolina Panthers OL

It came as no surprise to see Cam Erving on the outside looking in this season. His production in 2021 didn’t warrant a second chance and the Carolina Panthers are enjoying some much-improved production across their offensive line only dents his chances of getting playing time.

If the Panthers could get anything for Erving, they should jump at the chance. This was also touted by Bill Barnwell of ESPN recently, who named the Indianapolis Colts as a potential destination for the former first-round selection.