The Carolina Panthers are continuing to add on offense, agreeing to terms on a 1-year contract worth $5m with WR DJ Chark. He will team up with Adam Thielen out wide and hit free agency again next season at 27 years old, reports Ari Meirov.
DJ Chark joins a plethora of free agent signings for the Panthers offense. He will join other additions Hayden Hurst and Miles Sanders in making Carolina their new home.
Head Coach Frank Reich and GM Scott Fitterer are clearly executing an agenda this off-season. After the Chark signing, they cemented a veteran offense in Carolina that will be ideal for a rookie quarterback.
The Panthers are keeping their cards close to their chests in regards to who will be the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. As of right now, the most likely selection is Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud coming off of a stellar pro day with the Panthers contingency in attendance.
Despite the Stroud speculation, quarterbacks Bryce Young and Anthony Richardson are rumored to have a chance to go number one overall as well. The Panthers are certain to be doing their due diligence in determining who they believe to be their guy.
Whomever the Panthers select, he will be coming into a perfect situation for a young quarterback. Led by Coach Reich, the veteran offense will be readily prepared to support the young signal-caller however they can. DJ Chark will look to grow alongside the rookie QB and segway his 1-year contract into a long-term home next off-season.