5 Carolina Panthers off the trade table at all costs in 2022 and beyond
By Nick Halden
Which Carolina Panthers players should be off the trade table at all costs before the upcoming deadline and beyond?
Robbie Anderson is far from the only one tired of the Carolina Panthers this season. The wide receiver had a meltdown on the sideline in Week 6 at the Los Angeles Rams that quickly ended with him being sent to the locker room and traded a day later to the Arizona Cardinals for two late-round selections in 2024 and 2025.
For Carolina, this is likely just the first of many deals in the coming weeks and early part of the 2023 offseason. This is a team with few clear answers on either side of the ball and a real need to lay some foundations for their new head coach next year.
While Matt Rhule’s influence is certainly a large part of the reason Carolina now finds itself in this position, it is only fair to point out that the team has rarely been a complete roster over the last decade. With their campaign all but over only six weeks in, the Panthers have a great chance to set themselves up to change that.
By trading veterans for draft picks and ridding themselves of bad contracts, the Panthers can generate enough resources to make a bigger impression in 2023. While the urge to completely start over is understandable, it would be the wrong approach for an organization with clear building blocks that must remain untouchable no matter what offers come their way.
With this in mind, here are five Panthers that must not be traded for any price in 2022 and beyond.