The Carolina Panthers are coming off a very rough season. They started out hot but injuries and inconsistent offensive play really started to take them down a hill. As they enter into the offseason, there are starting to be a lot of rumors about what they might do. Among those rumors is the possibility that Christian McCaffrey might be traded.
McCaffrey is one of the best running backs in the NFL when healthy, but its clear that this team needs a quarterback more than anything. Carolina is beginning to make it clear that they are willing to move him for an upgrade at the position. McCaffrey would free up a load of cap space on top of the $17 million they already have available.
There have been a few teams linked to a McCaffrey trade over the last few weeks. The Miami Dolphins being one of them due to their severe lack of talent at the position. They also have the space available to move things around and make a deal work. For example, they could hand over Tua Tagovailoa if their management still isn’t sold on his abilities.
The next team that has been linked is the Buffalo Bills. They are obviously not trading Josh Allen. Which raises the question of who they might give up making this deal a reality. However, they have been linked due to fans wanting to see how deadly an offense of Stefon Diggs, Allen and McCaffrey could be.
Carolina Panthers Aren’t Done Yet
The other Panthers player that has recently been rumored to get traded is wide receiver Robby Anderson. Anderson was supposed to be a viable target outside of D.J. Moore, but the wideout just hasn’t flourished like expected. Now, reports say that Anderson could be moved. On top of those trades, he actually has a preferred destination as well.
Surprisingly enough, that preferred spot would be to the New York Jets. According to one quote, “He feels like he has unfinished business in New York and likes Zach Wilson’s talent.” The Jets tried to replace Anderson lately by grabbing players like Corey Davis, Keelan Cole and Breshad Perriman. However, a trio of Davis, Cole and rookie wideout Elijah Moore combined for just 1,479 receiving yards on the season.
To put that into perspective, Cooper Kupp had 1,947, Justin Jefferson had 1,616 and Davante Adams had 1,553.
Anderson had 1,000 receiving yards last year with Teddy Bridgewater throwing him the football. With Sam Darnold at quarterback, he accrued just 53 receptions for 519 yards.
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