Forward To The Future 2018: Defensive End

Charles Johnson The 30 year old defensive end enters to the 2017 season after receiving a 2 year extension with the Panthers running through 2018. While Johnson’s production has started slipping over the last few years, he has proved a valuable asset in the defensive end rotation as a leader on the defensive line. Despite…

Forward To The Future 2018: Center

Ryan Kalil The 32 year old five time Pro Bowl center is entering the final two years of his contract with the Panthers in 2017, and 2018. Kalil has been the linchpin to the offense for years, and one of the most reliable Panthers on the roster. The Panthers spent free agency in 2017 to…

Forward To The Future 2018: Wide Receiver

Kelvin Benjamin The 26 year old wide receiver is entering his 3rd full healthy season in the NFL (4th season in total). To say that his career hasn’t been surrounded by scrutiny to this point would be an understatement. With questions surrounding his weight since before the draft in 2014, in 2015, and now in…

Forward To The Future 2018: Kicker

Graham Gano The 30 year old kicker enters the 2017 season just recovering from a broken bone in his right foot or what is referred to as a “ballerina injury”, and on the final year of his contract. Gano finished his 2016 season with his lowest kicking percentage since becoming a Carolina Panther at 78.9% (30…

Forward To The Future 2018: Offensive Tackle

Michael Oher The 31 year old offensive tackle enters 2017 on more unstable footing than any Panther on the 2017 roster. Oher still reeling from a concussion he suffered in the 2016 season not only sits on the fence waiting for doctors to let him know if he can continue his NFL career. He also…

Forward To The Future 2018: Tight End

Greg Olsen The 32 year old three time Pro Bowl tight end will enter the 2018 off-season on the final year of his current extension with the Panthers. Olsen has become one of the most important pieces of the offense and the top receiving targets for the former MVP Cam Newton throughout his career. While…