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Grading the performance of the Panthers 2020 free agent signings versus their cap hits

Former general manager Marty Hurney signed several free agents last March and nine of them ended up playing prominent roles for the 5-11 Panthers. Let’s take a look at how well these signings turned out by comparing each players’ performance compared to his 2020 cap hit.

Outperformed their 2020 cap hit

Zach Kerr, DT: 2 years, $3.0 million ($1.4 million cap hit in 2020)

In 13 games Zach Kerr played 390 snaps (30 per game) and racked up 32 tackles, nine quarterback hits, two sacks, two tackles for loss, and forced a fumble. Pro Football Focus absolutely loved Kerr and graded his season at 83.