When the Carolina Panthers announced that they fired head coach Matt Rhule, many expected a fire sale of the team’s roster to ensure…
Not so fast.
According to the latest report from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Panthers will field trade offers from teams for star running back Christian McCaffrey, but it’s a different story for young stars like wide receiver D.J. Moore and defensive linemen Brian Burns and Derrick Brown.
Rapoport states that Carolina isn’t really looking to trade any players, including CMC, as they’re hoping their star-studded roster (which really only needs a quarterback) will help them attract a “top-notch coach.” However, if the right offer comes along for McCaffrey, who’s set to be paid $36-million over the following three years, they’d be obliged to listen.
The same goes for wide receiver Robbie Anderson, who’s been mentioned in trade rumors over the past year. However, their younger stars like Moore, Burns and Brown aren’t expected to be going anywhere.
Wide receiver D.J. Moore , pass rusher Brian Burns and defensive tackle Derrick Brown are among the other players teams are calling about, but it’s highly unlikely any of those players would be traded. They are considered building blocks for the future, the kind of players who would draw a new coach. Same with the rebuilt and effective offensive line.
McCaffrey and Anderson are currently 26- and 29-years-old, respectively. Meanwhile, D.J. Moore is 25-years-old, and both Burns and Brown are just 24.
The NFL trade deadline is November 1st. With just a few more weeks still to go until then, there’s a very good chance that we see the rumor mill heat up over the next couple of days.