Forward To The Future 2018: Coaches

Ron Rivera Head Coach Ron Rivera will be entering his 7th season as the Carolina Panthers head coach in 2017. While Rivera a former defensive coordinator (Chicago and San Diego), and linebackers coach has put a top 10 defense on the field for most of his time in Carolina. The offensive side of things hasn’t…

Forward To The Future 2018: Safety

Dean Marlowe / Safety Depth After suffering an injury that derailed his 2016 season, Dean Marlowe enters the 2017 season on the final year of his contract with a lot to prove. The 24 year old safety will be a Restricted Free Agent in the 2018 off-season. Meaning the Panthers can retain his services for…

Forward To The Future 2018: Cornerback

Teddy Williams / Outside Cornerback Depth While there is only one contract concern for the Panthers in this group in the 2018 off-season with the 28 year old Teddy Williams, who is entering the final year of his contract in 2017. With 2016 draft picks Daryl Worley, and James Bradberry entering their second seasons in…

Forward To The Future 2018: Quarterback

Derek Anderson The 33 year old back up quarterback heads into the 2017 season on his final year of his contract with no indications of it being extended at this time. Since coming to Carolina, Anderson has been one of the NFL’s top back up quarterback options. Stepping in several times for the former MVP,…

Forward To The Future 2018: Defensive Tackle

  Star Lotulelei The 27 year old defensive tackle comes into 2017 on the final year of his contract after the Panthers used his 5th year option to retain him for another season. Since being drafted in 2013 Lotulelei has been a quiet factor on the defensive line. Doing a lot of the dirty work…

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…