Predicting the Panthers 2016 Starters & Backups
Over the last few seasons under general manager Dave Gettleman, the Carolina Panthers have built a team with solid talent from the top down.
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With freak injuries always a possibility, the front office has drafted, signed and developed plenty of quality players that are capable of filling in and starting with little to no drop off in production.
The Panthers magical 2015 season saw this on numerous occasions as plenty of stars and key starters missed time at some point during the season. There was Kelvin Benjamin out for the entire year, Luke Kuechly missing three games early on and then the rash of cornerback injuries that knocked out Bene Benwikere and Charles Tillman. In each instance, Carolina was more than equipped to handle these loses and had the kind of quality depth to step in and contribute.
In 2016, the Panthers roster looks just as deep and talented as ever. With very few major subtractions, Carolina should once again boast one of the league’s best rosters from one to 53.
There are still some training camp battles to keep an eye on though and plenty of new arrivals to look for. And with just under a week to go before players begin practicing in Spartanburg, we take a look at how the Panthers’ starting and backup situation is projected to play out.