Which players could follow defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero to the Carolina Panthers in time for the 2023 season?
Securing the services of Ejiro Evero could be the spark that propels an already talented Carolina Panthers defense into one of the league’s most dominant units. The defensive coordinator was a hot commodity and got some head coaching interest, but he felt joining Frank Reich’s staff was the best way to progress his career with a view to getting a top job in 2024.
That is entirely possible considering how Evero’s stock is soaring. So it’s important that the Panthers make the most out of their new acquisition whilst they can.
If that means bringing in some individuals that are already familiar with Evero’s system, then so be it. Although personnel matters will come down to what general manager Scott Fitterer thinks as the Panthers move to a more traditional recruitment approach.
On this subject, here are four players that could end up following Evero to Carolina in 2023.
Player No. 1
Carolina Panthers could sign Kareem Jackson
Although Kareem Jackson is firmly in the twilight of his playing career, the veteran safety could be an asset for the Carolina Panthers in 2022. His production was solid under Ejiro Evero last season and even though he wouldn’t be guaranteed a starting berth, there’s a lot to like about his leadership that could help some cope with the switch to a primary 3-4 base.
Jackson would likely jump at the chance to reunite with Evero in Carolina. But this does go away from the team’s usual recruitment of young, athletic players with high upside.