The Carolina Panthers have done some great business this offseason, trading to get the No. 1 pick for this year’s NFL Draft while also making seven signings.
The likes of running back Miles Sanders and wide receiver Adam Thielen have been acquired as part of a new-look group that leaves the NFC South side looking very formidable. They’re also likely to draft one of the best quarterbacks from the incoming class but will do well to get some more offensive weapons to deploy around him.
As it happens, the Arizona Cardinals have granted wideout DeAndre Hopkins permission to discuss a trade with other teams, and his availability is definitely something the Panthers should take into consideration as they look to build a contending outfit.
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While Hopkins has missed plenty of games over the last two seasons due to injury and suspension, he’s still one of the best WRs in the league and could help a team win a Super Bowl.
The Cardinals are understood to be looking for a second-round pick and an additional asset in exchange for the receiver, yet his contract could be a sticking point. The player will earn a base salary of $19,450,000 in 2023 and an additional $14,915,000 in 2024.
The Panthers would have to be creative if they are to land Hopkins, having already given up four top picks plus wide receiver D.J. Moore in order to become the first team on the board in 2023.
According to the NFL Analysis Network, they could offer their third-round pick and WR Terrence Marshall Jr. and see how Arizona reacts.
Despite what the Cardinals are thought to be asking for, the above is still pretty reasonable as an exchange package for a 30-year-old wideout who’s looking for a new deal after missing 15 games in the last two seasons.
Marshall, a third-round pick in 2021, is yet to really make an impact in the NFL but did record 17.5 yards per catch last season and could blossom into a top player in his position soon enough.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.