Benjamin had some choice words for his former team, claiming he was a poor fit in the Panthers' offense.
"Looking back on it, I should've just been drafted by somebody else," Benjamin told The Athletic's Tim Graham. "I should’ve never went to Carolina. Truly, I just think Carolina was bad for me. It was a bad fit from the get-go."
The Bills receiever did not stop there, taking a shot at his former quarterback, Cam Newton. Benjamin felt that he would have been a more productive receiver in another situation.
"If you would've put me with any other quarterback, let's be real, you know what I'm saying?" Benjamin posed when asked about why things went south in Carolina. "Any other accurate quarterback like (Aaron) Rodgers or Eli Manning or Big Ben (Roethlisberger) - anybody - quarterbacks with knowledge, that know how to place a ball and give you a better chance to catch the ball. It just felt like I wasn't in that position."
Benjamin defended himself via Twitter shortly after his comments were made public.
The Panthers' first-round pick (No. 28 overall) in 2014, Benjamin had an excellent rookie campaign, catching 73 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns. He tore his ACL during training camp in 2015, and missed his sophomore year.
Newton won MVP the year Benjamin was on the sidelines.