3 trade offers for Carolina Panthers to land No. 1 pick in 2023 NFL Draft

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Carolina Panthers trade offer No. 3

Should the Carolina Panthers decide that C.J. Stroud or Bryce Young is the guy, then trading with the Chicago Bears is the only viable option. Anything else and the franchise would be running a huge risk of losing both.

As stated previously, the Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons are reportedly examining the prospect of moving up according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The Houston Texans are almost guaranteed to take a signal-caller at No. 2 overall, which leaves the Panthers with Will Levis or Anthony Richardson as their remaining options.

While both come with potential, they are unlikely to be ready to start in Week 1 as rookies. Therefore, acquiring a veteran bridge or retaining Sam Darnold is of paramount importance.

The time for half measures is over. Scott Fitterer’s seen and been complicit in multiple failed quarterback moves since joining the organization and if he cannot rectify this with a long-term plan for legitimate hope, he could follow Matt Rhule out of the door.

Offering the Chicago Bears two first-round picks, a pair of second-rounders coupled with a third-rounder seems like reasonable compensation to move up eight spots. But this is not a period of the offseason for hesitancy – the Panthers must decide what they want and strike with conviction.

Anything else is malpractice at a time when stability is needed more than ever.

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