Panthers Eyeing Veteran Playmaker to Pair With Bryce Young

The Carolina Panthers continue to try to add to their wide receiver rotation.
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The Carolina Panthers, coming off an NFL-worst 2-15 season, have been desperately trying to bolster their roster this offseason to take a significant step forward in 2024. Without their first-round pick in the draft, the Panthers have to resort to free agency for their additions and they have been busy so far.

After trading for Diontae Johnson from the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Panthers are reportedly continuing to add to their receiver corps. According to Mike Kaye of the Charlotte Observer, wide receiver Mike Williams is coming to Carolina next week to meet with the team.

Panthers Meeting With WR Mike Williams Next Week

Like all aspects of the team, the Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Young struggled last season. Carolina had the worst offense in the league in terms of yards, and second-worst in terms of points. The Panthers have been trying to surround him with better protection and higher level playmaking for his second season.

With that objective in mind, targeting Mike Williams makes a ton of sense. Williams suffered a serious injury last year, limiting his campaign to only three games, but he has previously been very productive throughout his Chargers tenure.

In his seven seasons in Los Angeles, Williams had two campaigns with 1,000+ receiving yards and another with 10 touchdowns. He is a deep threat, with a career yards per reception average of 15.6, with one season over 20. He would add a different dimension alongside other veteran targets like Adam Thielen and Diontae Johnson.

The Panthers and Bryce Young could use any help they can get offensively. Williams, with his experience and playmaking when healthy, is certainly a worthy, low-cost addition.

Regardless of what happens with the rest of free agency, the Panthers will start the new NFL season as the +1000 underdogs to win the NFC South.

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