4 thinnest Panthers position groups heading into 2023 offseason

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Carolina Panthers must get more pass-catchers

The Carolina Panthers need depth at both tight end and wide receiver with nothing but question marks after D.J. Moore. The former first-round pick continues to be one of the league’s most underrated superstars, putting up huge years despite never having an elite passer as his quarterback.

Who is the best quarterback Moore has played with in his career? An injured Cam Newton perhaps, or Sam Darnold down the stretch in 2022. Not exactly world-beating.

Moore badly needs help from both behind him on the depth chart to take the pressure off and the quarterback position. Carolina has the difficult part behind them with a clear star pass catcher, adding depth and impact players around him shouldn’t prove difficult.

Finding consistency from the tight end spot has been something Carolina hasn’t been able to fix since Greg Olsen left. The Panthers don’t need a star, but at the very least needs to add a pass catcher capable of consistently making the easy plays.

Carolina will have plenty of options at the position in the draft and in free agency. There are multiple options that represent clear upgrades within their budget available.

No matter whether the Atlanta Falcons are forced to settle for an average quarterback or land one of the top targets of the off-season, Carolina’s offense badly needs depth after Moore. Adding at least one veteran and a rookie is a reasonable expectation.

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