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With the Panthers being 0-6, it shouldn’t be a surprise that they will be sellers as the NFL trade deadline approaches at the end of the month. With that, you’d probably think that guys like Brian Burns or Adam Thielen would be on the market, as they would command the most value in draft capital. And while that may be true, the Panthers have also given wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr permission to seek a trade, as he wants a bigger role.

Marshall is a former second-round pick back in 2021, and the success he had at LSU, hasn’t fully translated to the NFL. For his career, Marshall has 61 catches, for 742 yards, and just one touchdown. His best season was his second, where he totaled 28 receptions, for 490 yards, and his lone score. He put up those numbers, after being a healthy scratch earlier in the season, in favor of a special teams player.

There was hope that Marshall would take the next step, with the drafting of Bryce Young at quarterback, and hiring the offensive-minded Frank Reich to be the head coach. Combined with the additions of Adam Thielen, and Jonathan Mingo to the wide receiver room, and Hayden Hurst as tight end, TMJ could’ve been a nice piece to the passing game. Instead, he has just 16 catches, for 114 yards, in the five games he has appeared in. He had a career-high nine catches in the loss to the Vikings, but the following week, he didn’t see the field in Detroit, to which Reich took the blame.

Despite being a former second-round pick, Marshall isn’t going to demand a lot in return if Carolina moves him, even if wide receiver needy teams like the Chiefs or the Patriots come calling. In the best-case scenario, Carolina is looking at getting back a Day 3 draft pick, most likely in the sixth or seventh round, which is still better than getting nothing in return, if they were to all out-release him.

The NFL trade deadline is October 31st, at 4 PM.