3 hypothetical Carolina Panthers trades to land Lamar Jackson

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Carolina Panthers trade package No. 2

The problem with this move for the Carolina Panthers is both the dead cap hit from Brian Burns and the problems it creates on the defensive front. The Baltimore Ravens hold all the cards right now, so they’ll be holding our for maximum value in no uncertain terms.

Looking at Carolina’s roster, it’s hard to find a player who is a trade fit in a trade for both sides in a potential Lamar Jackson deal. If the Panthers are going to land him, the most likely package is the first deal that centers entirely on draft picks and allows those in power to make other moves.

In this scenario, the Ravens bolster an already impressive pass rush. Carolina also throws in a young promising wide receiver to help bolster a passing attack that is often Mark Andrews or bust.

Losing Burns, Terrace Marshall Jr., and two first rounders hurts Carolina. But the Panthers keep the majority of their core intact with impact picks over the next two years.

That’s not to mention the duo of Jackson and D.J. Moore spearheading the offense back to prominence.

The best case scenario for the Panthers is landing Jackson with draft picks. Looking at the Russell Wilson deal to the Denver Broncos in 2022, it is completely possible if the Ravens start taking calls,  they’ll demand young talent on cheap contracts in addition to an abundance of draft selections for one of the league’s most dynamic playmakers under center.