As the Carolina Panthers prepare for the upcoming NFL offseason, there are quite a few reasons for the fans to be excited. Matt Rhule is coming in as a first-year NFL head coach and will be bringing a much different offensive look. The Panthers also have a ton of other coaching staff changes.
Following a disappointing season that saw the Panthers finish up at 5-11, the only direction for the team to go is up. Unfortunately, this offseason has been bittersweet for Carolina. Luke Kuechly made the shocking decision to retire and the team decided to part ways with longtime tight end Greg Olsen.
While those two moves bring some sadness, the Panthers have to feel good about their position. They have the No. 7 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and will have the opportunity to add some talent via free agency as well.
Cam Newton’s situation will be an intriguing thing to keep an eye on as well. After missing the majority of the 2019 season due to injury, there have been rumors that the Panthers will look to move on from him. They could even look at the No. 7 overall pick to bring in the future face of their franchise.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at four bold predictions for the Panthers this offseason.