The Carolina Panthers clearly see the value of protecting Cam Newton and have resigned tackle Daryl Williams.

When Cam Newton went down with an injury, many pundits pointed to the offensive line as a reason for Newton’s struggles. His shoulder injury shut him down for the season and had fans wondering what the team will do to ensure that does not happen again. Well they’ve done one smart move in keeping talented right tackle Daryl Williams according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The former fourth round choose missed nearly all of the 2018 season with a knee injury early in the season. Williams was the beginning correct tackle at the time and his blow was huge for Carolina. He will join newcomer Matt Paradis up front to enable guard Newton and runner Christian McCaffrey.

Contract Information

Panthers beat writer for The Observer Jourdan Rodrigue reports the deal is for $six million. That locations Williams outdoors of the best-ten paid correct tackles. For some viewpoint, this deal pays him a million dollars significantly less than Browns beginning tackle and former draft bust Greg Robinson.

National Reaction

Most of the reaction comes from fanbases of teams that missed on Williams. He was deemed a bargain totally free agent for the reason that he was coming off a season ending injury. Teams like the Bills, Giants, and Jets all had fans reacting to the news negatively.

Pro Football Focus’ Mike Renner ranked Williams as a single of the ideal totally free agents accessible this morning.

The Panthers had been wise to bring Williams back. Their trio of tackles with Williams, former second round choose Taylor Moton and veteran Matt Kalil give them wiggle area. The two most talented are Williams and Moton. That must be the beginning duo getting into the frequent season. It will not be for the reason that the Panthers paid Kalil a ton of dollars. Kalil is an exceptional presence as a veteran but his play has fallen off in current years.

Williams can come in and prove that he is a strong starter at correct tackle just before re-getting into totally free agency in 2020. The Panthers will really feel comfy about Moton sliding into his spot at that point.