The Carolina Panthers finished the 2020 season on a sour note with a 5-11 record, but does that record define the amount of talent on their team? Last year, Carolina lost eight games by one score and was in playoff talk for a good chunk of the season before a long losing streak. Now new GM Scott Fitterer is ready to turn this Carolina team into a winning franchise once again with some bold offseason moves before the new season. Let’s check out those new players and why the Panthers could be making history this season.
Carolina Panthers Over / Under 7.5 wins
Meet new Panthers QB Sam Darnold, who is looking for a born-again moment with a new franchise. The young starter had very little success with the New York Jets, but who has been successful with the Jets the last few seasons? Darnold now enters the Carolina Franchise with one of the best running backs in the league and underrated WRs in DJ Moore and Robby Anderson. Don’t forget the Carolina defense can easily be one of the best in the league, especially with their core of young players.
With many new players joining the franchise, some may question how fast they can all gel with each other. Luckily, the Panthers have the 6th easiest schedule in the NFL and should cruise with the new system to start the 2021 season. The NFC South was once one of the toughest divisions in football, but outside the defending Super Bowl champion, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the division is wide open. Without Julio Jones, can the Falcons score more than 20 points? Without Drew Brees, can the Saints have the same winning leadership mentality? Expect the young and hungry Carolina Panthers to make waves in 2021.
Carolina Panthers: Over 7.5 wins