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Panthers aren't going to trade their star player when their coach is fighting for his job. At least, not if he has any say over it.
He's not fighting for his job. He's a dead man walking. He's gone after this year. Everyone said that coming into the year. 0-5 pretty much seals the deal.
With Jon Stewart as a 1st round young back, good backup in Mike Goodson, they really shouldn't invest another huge $$$ in Williams next year at the RB position. That team has way, way too many other holes to overspend on one position like that, plus DeAngelo has some mileage on him from Memphis and there. They'd be smart to cash him in. Can't ignore the 0-5 record.
Trading Deangelo doesn't make the Panthers any worse, in fact makes so much sense which is why it won't happen. They have Tyrell Sutton just sitting on the inactive roster who would be a perfect 3rd RB and it's all but in stone Deangelo is gone.
Sometimes trades just make so much sense but never happen at times.
Originally posted by Scott Wright
I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.
It's far from all but in stone that he's gone. Chances are no ones offering a second or higher that the team will likely want and Carolina has one of the lowest salaries in the NFL. Williams contract isn't painful, in the slightest and he's the only player on the offense producing right now.
There's plenty of money to re-sign him if needed in the offseason. With Goodson and Sutton I see Stewart as the more likely trade bait.
Carolina is in the bottom few for salary this year, if there was a salary cap this year they'd probably even be under the floor right now. No way anyone gets traded for financial reasons at this point.