Carolina Panthers trade offer No. 3
Terrace Marshall Jr.’s development since Matt Rhule’s long-awaited firing was notable. It was also another damning indictment on the previous head coach and his inability to get out of his own way during a disastrous three years at the helm.
The Carolina Panthers have high hopes for Marshall, who came up with some huge plays and grew in confidence as the campaign went on. Something that could propel him to the permanent No. 2 spot behind D.J. Moore with additional development this offseason.
However, if the Arizona Cardinals wanted Marshall as part of any trade for DeAndre Hopkins, the Panthers should consider adding him to the package.
Marshall might be very good long-term, but Hopkins is an elite difference-maker that’s almost unguardable when firing on all cylinders. Putting the Clemson product together with Moore is a mouth-watering thought for fans, even if the reality might be quite different when it’s all said and done.
Arizona would get a potentially dynamic playmaker in Marshall coupled with a third-round pick in this trade. The former LSU star also has two years remaining on his rookie deal, which could be a steal financially if the wideout builds on a promising sophomore campaign.
This is probably a non-starter looking at the bigger picture. But this time of year is one for dreams and Hopkins coming back to the Carolinas certainly represents that.