2. Parris Campbell could follow Frank Reich to Carolina
For the first time in his four-year career, wide receiver Parris Campbell played a full season. That was a big goal and milestone for Campbell because it’s something that he didn’t come close to doing in his first three seasons. In his first three years in the league, Campbell only played 15 games because of several unfortunate injuries. Staying healthy in 2022, Parris showed that he can be a productive weapon in this league.
Although the Colts struggled offensively this past season, Campbell stepped up and was the team’s No. 2 receiver. In 17 games, he finished the season with 63 receptions for 623 yards and three touchdowns. All those numbers were second for Indy only to Michael Pittman Jr. Now that Campbell has established himself, he’ll have the opportunity to enter free agency where he could either return to the Colts or join a new team.
It makes sense for Indianapolis to try and re-sign Campbell. Indy’s pass-catching group is improved but it’s not good enough to just let Parris Campbell walk. However, Campbell is likely to receive interest from other teams and the Panthers will probably be one of those teams now that Frank Reich is the coach.
Carolina currently has DJ Moore, who is really good, Terrace Marshall Jr., Shi Smith, and Laviska Shenault Jr. Adding Parris Campbell to this group would be beneficial for whoever is going to be the quarterback in Carolina, and Campbell’s familiarity with Reich’s system should be very helpful.