The Carolina Panthers turned the page on the Ron Rivera and Cam Newton era that netted them an NFC Championships and three NFC South titles, but a 7-9 season in 2018 and a 5-11 year in 2019 bottomed out the franchise.
Carolina was outscored by their opponents by 130 points, second worst in the NFC, and their defense allowed the second most points in the NFL.
At one point standing at 5-3 with rookie quarterback Kyle Allen looking like the heir apparent for Cam, the team would lose their next 8 games while Allen went from Rookie of the Year front-runner, to arguably the worst starting quarterback in the NFL.
Fellow rookie Will Grier made two starts, and was badly blown out in both, throwing 4 interceptions compared to 0 touchdowns, and completed just 28 of 52 passes. He was yanked in the first quarter of his second start and was never seen again.
Former Baylor head coach Matt Rhule looks to completely rebuild a Panthers roster that will look past the retirement of former team captain Luke Kuechly. Veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will join with 30-year-old offensive coordinator Joe Brady, who helped LSU’s Joe Burrow have the greatest season in college football history last year.
The Panthers have a 5.5 OVER/UNDER for wins, 125-1 odds to win the Super Bowl, 16-1 to win the NFC South, and 4-1 to make the playoffs.
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