The Carolina Panthers have added another offensive weapon at quarterback that they will likely select with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Wide receiver Adam Thielen has agreed to a three-year deal to join the Panthers. according to various reports. The value of the deal has not yet been disclosed.
The Panthers’ addition of Thielen comes after they traded DJ Moore, along with draft picks, to the Chicago Bears for the No. 1 overall pick, leaving their wide receiver room without much talent. Carolina worked to correct its lack of talent at the skill positions during the opening week of free agency. In addition to signing Thielen, the Panthers have also agreed to deals with running back Miles Sanders and tight end Hayden Hurst.
Thielen, 32, spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Minnesota Vikings. He was arguably one of the best receivers in the game in the late 2010s, recording multiple 1,000-yard seasons before reaching double digits in receiving touchdowns in 2020 (14) and 2021 (10).
After hauling in 70 receptions for 716 yards and six touchdowns in 2022, Thielen was released by Minnesota in early March in a head-clearing move.
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