If there is one guy that the fanbase either loves or hates, It's Armanti Edwards, the player Marty made the infamous trade with the Patriots giving up what would've been the 33rd pick in the draft. Putting the trade aside, there is nothing really to hate on Armanti, he's not at fault for the trade and he hasn't done anything to cost the Panthers a regular season game. But now with a system that only uses three wide outs in a play, there isn't much the Wideout from App is doing. After the jump I will go into what we should do with this multidimensional athlete.
1. Continue to groom him as a wideout, eventually Steve Smith is going to retire, and we are going to need a fast, agile player in the slot to replace him, well if Armanti continues to improve as he did this offseason, we could possibly see him transition to a player that fits that role.
2. Keep him solely for his punt returning, alright I know I am going to catch a lot of flack for this, but he did a good job returning punts this season, he didn't muff one, and when given the opportunity he was able to pull off a nice return which was then unfortunately called back by a holding call.
3. Move him back to Quarterback, we have the greatest QB in FCS history on our roster, who happens to have the type of skills to fit our deep passing and read option offense, he has a strong arm, is faster and more agile then Cam but lacks his stature, so make him Cam's backup, Armanti, like Cam, also has a decent resume of winning important games and not choking.
4. Turn him into a safety......eh?.......Can he really be worse then Sherrod?
5. Use him in special option packages, you have to admit, when an opposing defense sees Cam, Armanti, Deangelo, Jonathan, Steve, and Olsen all out on the field, they won't have any idea who the ball is going to.
6. All of the above, (minus safety)
To cut Armanti would gain us nothing, there really isn't someone better to fill the roster spot, and his versatility can be helpful, he can be a punt returner, wide receiver and a QB, why cut a guy who can do all that? It won't get the 33rd pick back.