After a 1-5 start to the season, and having already fired their head coach, the Carolina Panthers will be looking to trade certain players.
The hot name being thrown around is Christian McCaffrey.
But, Carolina would want a large sum of draft picks in return for the former all-pro.
One player that can be had for much less is wide receiver, Robbie Anderson.
Anderson had a 1,000 yard season in 2020 but has struggled since. pic.twitter.com/UCkXnI54yz
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 16, 2022
The Panthers’ plans to trade Anderson become more evident on Sunday.
After an argument on the sideline with some of the Carolina coaches, Anderson was told to leave the field.
There was a video of Anderson sitting by himself on the sideline and not engaging with his teammates.
The Panthers must trade or release the wide receiver after this incident.
One issue for Carolina is that all of its leverage in a potential trade is gone.
The 29-year-old WR will most likely command a mid-to-late-round draft pick.
But, now teams know the Panthers have to move him so his value decreases.
Anderson spoke after the game about the incident saying,
Robbie Anderson addressed the media in L.A. "I was confused, honestly. Because I wanna be in the game. I've never been told in X amount of years to get out the game in the fourth quarter. So I was honestly confused and upset by it as I should be."
— Joe Person (@josephperson) October 16, 2022
This whole situation seems like a mess and that is what the Panthers have been all season.
After losing to the Rams this week they fell to 1-5 on the season.
Nothing seems to be going well for this team and quarterback play remains a huge issue.
The best the Panthers can hope for is getting through this season without any injuries.
With the mindset that they can find their franchise quarterback in the 2022 NFL draft.