4 Panthers players on a concerning career path heading into 2023

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Tommy Tremble – Carolina Panthers TE

Finding reliable production at the tight-end position has been fine from a blocking standpoint. It’s from a pass-catching perspective things are less certain.

The Carolina Panthers have two outstanding blockers in Tommy Tremble and Ian Thomas. But the position requires much more in the modern-day NFL and that’s why acquiring a potential upgrade should be one of the team’s clear priorities this offseason.

What that means for Tremble is unclear. The former third-round pick has flashed – especially in the red zone – but his route running remains a concern and unless drastic improvements are made in the coming months, it’s unlikely he’ll have a major role in Frank Reich’s new offensive scheme.

This is a concern for Tremble, but all hope is not lost. Especially considering he now has a head coach with proven credentials on offense, which is a first for the Panthers in franchise history.

Another option for the Panthers is switching Tremble to a full-back position. This enables the one-time Notre Dame standout to become a blocking force and a gadget option in the run or pass game for good measure.

Year 3 is normally when we see what college players drafted will become over time. In Tremble’s case, the jury is still well and truly out.