Panthers Reportedly “Open For Business” Regarding Potential Trades

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, citing league sources, reports that the Panthers are “open for business” in terms of the trade market this offseason.

According to Robinson, the Panthers and GM Marty Hurney appear willing to field inquiries for the majority of his roster.

Robinson explains that while Carolina is willing to listen to potential offers for players, they’re not willing to go for a “total reboot” this offseason. As of now, Robinson says it appears as though the Panthers are planning to be aggressive in their rebuild under new HC Matt Rhule.

The expectation is that Hurney will meet with prospective teams at the Combine this week.

Robinson says that the Panthers have been pegged by other NFL teams as a team that could possibly trade up for one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft class. Carolina currently holds the No. 7 overall pick right now and they may need to get to No. 3 overall to get a shot at one of the quarterbacks after LSU’s Joe Burrow.

Robinson writes that it’s still too early to completely rule out an aggressive trade up the board from Carolina for Burrow, who previously worked new Panthers OC Joe Brady while they were at LSU.

Cam Newton remains a name to watch this offseason as a potential trade candidate for the Panthers, even though he has said he would like to remain in Carolina. 

Panthers new owner David Tepper said a few weeks ago that Newton’s health will be the determining factor regarding whether or not he’s back with the team for the 2020 season. 

“Listen I’m not a doctor,” Tepper said. “I’ve said it a million times: Is he healthy? And he’s not a doctor. So there’s a lot of different things that can happen. But first, is he healthy? Tell me that, and then we can talk.”

We’ll have more regarding the Panthers as the news is available.

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