After trying and failing to trade for Deshaun Watson last offseason, the Carolina Panthers were not going to miss out on a chance to grab a star quarterback in the upcoming draft.
Over the weekend, the Panthers sent the ninth overall pick, the 61st overall pick, a first-rounder in 2024, a second-rounder in 2025, and wide receiver D.J. Moore to the Chicago Bears. In return, the Panthers received the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 draft.
New Panthers head coach Frank Reich had a notable reaction to what the team might do with their No. 1 overall draft pick.
Reich tells Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer that he is “excited about this group of young quarterbacks.”
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“We think they all have strengths that make them unique and worthy of No. 1 pick,” Reich said. “We have a little over a month to confirm which is the right one for our team.”
There’s no question the Panthers will select a QB. The only question remaining is who they are going to go with. It could be either Kentucky’s Will Levis, Florida’s Anthony Richardson, Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud, or Alabama’s Bryce Young.
The team needs an identity after they lost Christian McCaffrey and now D.J. Moore within months of each other.
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