The Panthers traded away a starting tight end on Tuesday, clearing the way for former Notre Dame football star Tommy Tremble to move into a larger role.
The Notre Dame football team saw 14 players from last year’s team head to the NFL this offseason, including tight end Tommy Tremble. At the time he announced his decision to leave school for the pros, it was seen as quite a shock, as Tremble was not even the best option at tight end for the 2020 Irish.
That distinction belonged to Michael Mayer, who had a breakout season in Year 1 in South Bend, but it was not like Tremble did not make an impact. In fact, his skill set was perfect for the NFL level, and he ended up going on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft, landing in the third round as a selection for the Carolina Panthers.
Tremble had a solid summer, moving up the depth chart, and now, it seems he is ready to take the reins in Carolina. On Tuesday, the Panthers finalized a deal to bring in a legitimate CB1 to the fold in C.J. Henderson, and in the process, traded away a starting tight end, Dan Arnold.
Notre Dame football star in for an expanded role
So far this season, Tremble has drawn rave reviews from the Carolina coaching staff, and his teammates, and has already set a record. He became the youngest tight end in NFL history to score a rushing touchdown early in 2021 against the Houston Texans and has played solid football since.
The Texans game was his first with a reception, which went for 30 yards, as he continues to show his versatility in Year 1. Now that Arnold is gone, Tremble did not have to be told what his new role would be.
"“So it’s something that really didn’t have to be said. It’s something that’s next guy up. You gotta know what you gotta do to be able to have success on this team.”"
The Notre Dame football team will look to run their record to 5-0 this Saturday, facing what could be their toughest opponent in the Cincinnati Bearcats.
With Arnold gone, Tremble now enters the starting lineup alongside Ian Thomas, giving the Panthers two young, and talented tight ends. Quarterback Sam Darnold has been outstanding since going to Carolina from the New York Jets, and now that Arnold is gone, expect a larger role for the young tight end from the Notre Dame football program.