Panthers want both Adam Thielen, DJ Chark in free agency

The Carolina Panthers have been one of the busiest teams this offseason, completely reshaping their organization after a disappointing 7-10 season. As the Panthers look to round out their roster, Carolina has their eyes set on two form Pro Bowl wide receivers.

The Panthers are looking to sign both Adam Thielen and DJ Chark, via ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. For all their additions, Carolina’s biggest subtraction has come at the wide receiver position. Thielen and Chark have both taken visits with the Panthers, making their signing(s) a bit more realistic.

Carolina traded for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. However, in doing so, they shipped DJ Moore to the Chicago Bears. With Moore gone, the Panthers are in serious need of receiving threats. Thielen and Chark appear to be at the top of their wish list.

Adam Thielen spent the first nine years of his career with the Minnesota Vikings. Appearing in 135 games total, Thielen caught 534 passes for 6,682 and 55 touchdowns. He was a Pro Bowler in 2017 and 2018. However, as the Vikings look to cut costs, Minnesota let go of their long-time receiver.

In 2019, DJ Chark was named to his first Pro Bowl as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. An unfortunate ACL tear put his career in a bit of a standstill. However, after a productive season with the Detroit Lions, Chark is back on the market and looking for an opportunity. He has caught 177 passes for 2,544 yards and 18 touchdowns.

The Panthers will be a new-look team under head coach Frank Reich. After dealing Moore, their upgraded wide receiver room might feature both Thielen AND Chark.

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