5 moves to save Brandt Tilis $33M on Carolina Panthers salary-cap in 2024

It promises to be a busy few weeks ahead for Brandt Tilis...

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Carolina Panthers could restructure Taylor Moton

  • 2024 cap saving: $8.14 million

The Carolina Panthers offensive line regressed significantly in 2023. Several key injuries exposed their lack of sufficient depth - especially on the interior. Ikem Ekwonu's sophomore slump at the left tackle position was another major disappointment to emerge from a campaign that won't live long in the memory.

Fortunately, there was one constant. One shining light held down his end of the bargain while all around him crumbled. That, to nobody's surprise, was veteran right tackle Taylor Moton.

The former second-round selection turned out in every snap (1,148) once again. Moton is the model of consistency and a strong foundational piece for future success. He gave up just one sack and conceded four penalties throughout the campaign en route to a creditable 74.9 grade from Pro Football Focus.

There were some indifferent moments from Moton, but it was pleasing overall. Big changes are expected this offseason as the Panthers look to improve the protection in front of Bryce Young. The new regime has nothing to worry about where the Western Michigan product is concerned.

Considering Moton's value as a long-term piece of the puzzle, it might be worth Brandt Tilis working out another contract restructure with the player. Something that would provide the Panthers with an extra $8.17 million to better spend elsewhere.