5 Carolina Panthers players who’ve contributed almost nothing in 2022
By Dean Jones
Tommy Tremble – Carolina Panthers TE
General manager Scott Fitterer has not been afraid to make a bold move if he feels like it could benefit the Carolina Panthers. Some have hit better than others, but the jury is still out on the team’s decision to select tight end Tommy Tremble out of Notre Dame in 2021.
Tremble’s physical attributes could be a nice scheme fit as a complimentary piece alongside D.J. Moore, Laviska Shenault Jr., and Terrace Marshall Jr. But something is missing from a consistency standpoint despite brief moments of quality when targeted.
There is plenty to like about Tremble’s blocking ability, so perhaps a full-back role could be more beneficial moving forward. That would take away playing time from Giovanni Ricci, who’s done well more often than not this season.
The former third-round pick is bringing in just 52.6 percent of catchable balls this season. Tremble’s 99 receiving yards and two touchdowns are disappointing all things considered, which is further reflected in his lowly 46.3 grade from Pro Football Focus.
As stated previously, finding consistent production at the tight end position is an ongoing frustration for the Panthers. Something that will likely be addressed by those in power next spring and what that means for Tremble is increasingly uncertain.