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Poll: Is Kelvin Benjamin Holding Back the Panthers This Year?

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

It sure is great to have Kelvin Benjamin back, but I think the Panthers have been relying on him to much. With his height (6'5'') and strength it is tempting to want to just throw the ball high into traffic and hope that Benjamin comes down in it. I have noticed that both Cam Newton and Dereck Anderson have struggled with forcing it to Benjamin when he is double and triple covered. He is a great receiver, but it is very hard for any receiver to catch a ball with two or more guys on them.

Benjamin and Olsen have seen a majority of looks from the Panthers quarterbacks. Benjamin has 308 receiving yards and four touchdowns in five weeks. Greg Olsen has 516 yards and two touchdowns. He is on a path to finish with over 1000 yards for the third consecutive season. Olsen had a career day yesterday racking up 181 receiving yards.

Forcing the ball to Kelvin Benjamin has turned the other receivers like Ted GInn and Devin Funchess to ghosts. Nobody has heard about these guys this season. Devin Funchess was supposed to have a great 2016 season after recording only 463 yards last season, but has turned out to be nothing more than a distraction thus far. He has just 84 yards over five games and only one touchdown. Two of the games he appeared in he got no catches (weeks 3 and 5) and has yet to have a 100-yard game.

Funchess is about the same size as Benjamin and slightly faster.