The Kansas City Chiefs have an open spot on their roster following yesterday's Tyreek Hill trade. But they may be interested in filling it with a veteran on the other side of the ball.
According to ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler, the Chiefs are bringing in linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr. for a visit. Carter is a former fifth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft who has spent all four of his seasons with the Carolina Panthers.
This past year saw Carter emerge as a full-time starter for the Panthers. He rewarded Carolina with a career-high 88 tackles, three tackles for loss, three QB hits and a fumble recovery in 17 starts.
More importantly, Carter plays middle linebacker - a current position of need for the Chiefs. The team doesn't seem to have that position settled for the coming season but could address it in the draft.
Jermaine Carter Jr. was a star linebacker at Maryland between 2014 and 2017. He recorded 300 tackles, 9.5 sacks and a whopping 29.5 tackles for loss during his final three seasons with the Terrapins.
But success at the Big Ten minnow didn't seem to impress NFL teams enough to take him highly. Carolina took him in the fifth round but gradually gave him bigger and bigger responsibilities.
Carter has been a model of health for his position too. He has not missed a single game in his NFL career.
Would Jermaine Carter Jr. be a good veteran free agent pickup for the Chiefs?