The veteran receiver will spend the 2019 season in Carolina." NFL Free AgencyPanthers exercise option on wide receiver Torrey Smith https://www.carolinapanthersfanshop.com/hats
, per reportNew,262commentsThe veteran receiver will spend the 2019 season in Carolina.ESTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Panthers exercise option on wide receiver Torrey Smith, per reportTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailThe Carolina Panthers have exercised the $5 million option to keep veteran wide receiver Torrey Smith for the 2019 season, according to Pro Football Talk.Smith was acquired by the Panthers last season when they traded cornerback Daryl Worley to the Eagles. Smith missed five games with a knee injury last season and saw limited action in the 11 games he appeared in. He caught 17 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns in 2018.While Smith is widely considered an all-around good dude and is still a serviceable wide receiver at 30 years old Carolina Panthers Hoodie
, this is a questionable decision by the Panthers. They have emphasized getting younger during this offseason and have made moves that support that direction, such as the release of veterans Mike Adams and Captain Munnerlyn. The Panthers also have plenty of younger, cheaper options at wide receiver on the roster, making Smith’s services less of a need than the $5 million in cap space that could be created—and used to fill other holes on the roster—by releasing him.What do you think of this move Russell Color Rush Shepard Jersey
, Panthers fans? Did they make the right call? Share your thoughts with us! I don’t see any reason to believe that the Panthers can’t secure a win against all of our remaining opponents, though surely they will lose a few. When thinking about which game I fear the most, like last year, I think about the Philadelphia Eagles. The main concern by then will be a healthy Carson Wentz. Assuming he continues to play without setbacks Jordan Scarlett Jersey
, he’ll be in a groove by week seven and the fact he missed all that preseason time will no longer be relevant. Any rust to shake off will have been shook. Wentz was amazing in 2017 and there is no reason to think he won’t duplicate that success this year. The Panthers’ corners will have to continue their current level of good play, and the pass rush will have to hold up its end of the bargain to get Wentz off his spot.The second reason I’m worried is the Fletcher Cox effect. Even with the offensive line playing well right now —having successfully neutralized Geno Atkins in Week 3— the Panthers will be in trouble. A better interior line than this one (that featured Andrew Norwell last year) could not stop Cox. Pressure in Cam Newton’s face has proven to be far more detrimental in the past than edge pressure. That isn’t even accounting for all of the Eagles’ talent on the edge of their defensive line.The final reason I don’t like this matchup is the presence of a talented and involved tight end. Zach Ertz is a big part of the Eagles’ offense, and so far this year the Panthers have struggled to defend other tight ends like Austin Hooper in Atlanta and Tyler Eifert in Cincinnati. Ertz is a step above those two. The Panthers will need to focus a lot of attention on him to neutralize that threat.However, despite the reasons above I fully believe this Carolina Panthers team is capable of winning against anyone. If both sides of the ball play up to standard https://www.carolinapanthersfanshop.com/Christian-Miller-Jersey
, they can win, but it will definitely be a tight contest to the end.