According to a record by Adam Schefter at ESPN, the Panthers have reached an settlement on a 3-year deal with broken-down Jets and Vikings OL Pat Elflein. Schefter says it’s a $13.5 million deal with $6 million guaranteed.
This isn’t exactly the sexiest acquisition to start free agency in the history of the league. Elflein does offer depth at a distinguished area of need for Carolina’s roster, even though: the internal of their offensive line.
With virtually every person nevertheless initiating center Matt Paradis about to develop into a free agent, the Panthers badly wished some more bodies internal.
The Vikings picked Elflein in the third spherical of the 2017 NFL draft. He’s played 50 games since then. Elflein (26 years broken-down) can play center or either guard area, offering depth at all three. We project Elflein could be the crew’s starter at left guard in 2021 and then in the end replace Paradis at center once his contract is up.