|Chance of Injury in 2021:||99%|
|Chance of Injury per Game:||25%|
|Projected Games missed for 2021:||3.9|
With Thomas Davis gone to the Chargers, Thompson in 2019 finally got his 1st shot at full-time starting in his 5th season. He fared solidly, ranking 29th among LBs in fantasy points per game and 19th in tackles per game. He graded out that way as well: Pro Football Focus graded Thompson 31st among 100 LBs who played at least 227 snaps.
Luke Kuechly's offseason retirement figures to leave some tackles available. Likely MLB replacement Tahir Whitehead is a replacement-level player at best.
So Thompson hits 2020 with upside beyond his 2019 tackle numbers. He should also benefit from the Panthers drafting 325-pound DT Derrick Brown 7th overall and getting DT Kawann Short back from a shoulder injury. A new defensive scheme under a new coaching staff adds a question mark. But the tackles should come, regardless of exactly where Thompson lines up on the field.
|Dec 26, 2019||NFL||Shoulder||Thompson had a shoulder cleanup procedure|
|Dec 18, 2019||NFL||Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2||Thompson missed the Practice ahead of Week 16 game vs. the Colts. He missed the next two games due to an ankle injury|
|Dec 17, 2018||NFL||Shoulder||Thompson missed the final 2 games of the season with a shoulder injury.|
|Dec 3, 2017||NFL||Pedal Foot Plantar Fasciitis Grade 1||Thompson played through the pain in Week 13 before missing the next 2 contests.|
|Oct 30, 2016||NFL||Knee Patella Sprain||Thompson missed most of Week 8 as well as Weeks 9 and 10.|
|Oct 18, 2015||NFL||Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2||Thompson missed 2 games.|
|Aug 3, 2015||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Thompson re-injured his hamstring in training camp and missed 1 practice.|
|May 8, 2015||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Thompson tweaked a hamstring during rookie minicamp.|