Punt returning duties in Carolina seem destined to go to Ted Ginn Jr.
Much to the surprise of no one, Ted Ginn Jr. is looking like the likely choice to win the job of punt returner for the Carolina Panthers in 2015, according to David Newton of ESPN. When Newton broke down the job, here's what he had to say about Ginn:
"Ted Ginn Jr.: Ginn was re-signed after a one-year stint in Arizona to fill this role. His 12.2-yard punt return average in 2013 was a Carolina record and ranked fourth in the NFC. Ginn has been among the top five in punt return average in the NFC the past five seasons. That, in addition to his speed at wide receiver, is why the Panthers gave the former Ohio State speedster a two-year, $4.2 million deal. He is the clear-cut favorite to win the job."
Ginn's re-signing with the Panthers led to excitement among many fans, as Ginn not only is a great return man, but he also had a strong year as a receiver with the Panthers back in 2013. During his lone season in Carolina, he hauled in 36 receptions for 556 yards and five scores.
Ginn's ability to spark the offense is something we're all hoping to see once again for the Panthers this coming season.
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