According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Former Denver Broncos center, Matt Paradis, intends to sign a 3 year $27 million deal with the Carolina Panthers. With former center Ryan Kalil stepping away from the game the Panthers were desperate to fill his position with a proven veteran and did just that by bringing in Paradis.
Paradis is coming off a bitter sweet 2018 season where he played in just nine games due to injury but was still rated as the NFL’s 2nd best center while healthy according to Pro Football Focus. Paradis has also been consistent being ranked in the top 10 centers on PFF for the past three seasons.
Paradis most notably anchored the Broncos offensive line that ultimately beat Carolina in Super Bowl 50. Paradis brings much needed leadership and quality to a Panthers offensive line that has been all but complete for several seasons now.
Splashing in on Paradis in free agency allows the Panthers front office to focus on bigger and more important needs (this team is full of them) in the upcoming draft.