No. 2 team Deebo Samuel would love to be traded to: Carolina Panters
Currently as it stands, the Carolina Panthers front man is quarterback Sam Darnold.
He’s not exactly on the aforementioned two quarterbacks level, but since the rumor mill is speculating that Deebo Samuel would like to play closer to home, you have to at least consider this trade. It would be very easy to push this theory aside, but until the whole truth is exposed, every rumor is a possibility.
On the other hand, if usage is the reason Samuel wants out of San Francisco, then being traded to Carolina would be a blessing for him.
Running back Christian McCaffrey currently holds the type of position that Samuel would be trying to get away from. Moving forward, with the “wide back” role being the sole responsibility of someone else, Samuel could focus strictly on being a wide receiver.
Combining him with their No. 1 receiver, D.J. Moore would give Darnold and the Panthers two talented targets and could help elevate his game as well. Despite Darnold being rather unremarkable, this trade could make the most sense. Adding Samuel does more than give them a threat at the receiver position, it elevates everyone’s game around him.
The Panthers would add a viable threat at the position, take some of the heat off Moore and give Darnold every tool he would need for success moving forward.