Carolina Panthers could draft Anthony Richardson
- Quarterback | Florida Gators
The Carolina Panthers have a dilemma on their hands at football’s most crucial position. A series of costly moves ended Matt Rhule’s time as head coach, so what comes next will ultimately determine how successful this franchise can become in the first season under Frank Reich.
Money is tight heading into free agency, so going down the draft route represents the most likely option. A daring trade up to the top three cannot be ruled out, but the Panthers could also take their chances on someone at No. 9 overall and utilize other assets elsewhere.
Given Thomas Brown’s knowledge, Anthony Richardson makes a ton of sense. Although much will also depend on what Reich and Josh McCown want with their previous experience of playing the position.
Richardson is an electrifying prospect that’s getting unfairly tagged as raw during the assessment process. There is a lot of work to do, but some impressive progression during his first season starting for the Florida Gators cannot be ignored and is worthy of a high-end draft selection this spring on potential alone.
If Richardson finds the right fit – which Carolina could provide thanks to their outstanding staff – then the sky’s the limit. Expecting him to start immediately is a push, but Brown could use him as a running asset while the signal-caller gets other areas of his game up to speed.