3 primary Carolina Panthers candidates for contract restructures in 2023

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D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers WR

  • Cap savings – $12.72 million

For D.J. Moore to get within touching distance of another 1,000-yard receiving season was miraculous all things considered. The former Maryland standout endured another campaign of suspect quarterback distribution almost from start to finish, which is something the player will be hoping no longer becomes an issue with Frank Reich leading the charge.

Finding the right guy is going to be crucial. Perhaps even two if the Panthers decide to draft a signal-caller that needs additional time to develop before becoming their No. 1 option.

Moore deservedly received a bumper new contract last year, which was just recognition for his outstanding consistency in difficult circumstances. The wideout stands to benefit greatly from having an offensive-minded head coach for the first time, which should also come with improved moves at the quarterback spot to further aid his cause.

There is also a way Moore can help smooth Reich’s transition off the field. Sitting down to discuss a contract restructure could save the Panthers around $12.72 million on their 2023 cap, which is a huge sum considering how deals for free agents can be backloaded with voided years.

This is something Moore will likely agree to after so much underachievement from Carolina since his arrival. Although those in power must spend the money wisely to ensure the Panthers become more competitive with the NFC South seemingly there for the taking.

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