but that isn't actually why Cam's career likely is cut short. Reality, is 95% of fans say their OL sucks because the job is impossible in reality. The Miles Garret's or Julius Peppers of the world simply are going to win too much. The talent disparity on the lines is pretty big in terms of athletes.
and look at the most unathletic QB probably in the NFL today. NE didn't have a dominant OL in for 20 years. Nor did they even have above average talent on the skill positions. They were going to win 10 games....simply because they had a great QB.
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Miller, a fourth-round pick in 2019 out of Alabama, is considered a high-risk opt out and will earn $350,000 this season. His contract will be paused and all provisions that would have applied in 2020 will be applicable to 2021. Unlike the voluntary opt outs, the stipend for high-risk players is not considered a salary advance.
If the Panthers were like KC and only needed a franchise QB to position themselves for a Super Bowl run the Watson trade might make sense.
However, Panthers have many holes to fill and are in the bottom half of the league when it comes to talent.
As long as the NFL remains a team sport, the best QB in the league isn't near enough to win championships.