Carolina Panthers: How much rebuilding is left to do?

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Matt Rhule, Carolina Panthers
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The Carolina Panthers have made a successful start to their rebuild this offseason, but how much more do they need to do in order to become competitive?

It seems like the Carolina Panthers haven’t missed a single beat with the additions since they’ve torn the team down. Regardless of what grades they got for free agency or for the draft they’ve honestly done a very good job.

It all began for the Panthers way before the free agency and draft processes even started. Signs of a rebuild were on the way while last season was still in session. While some fans were in denial about some of the veterans being on the chopping block, it was due to happen.

Since then the team has patched up every position on the roster. They have the speed and length to offensively go toe-to-toe with the rest of the NFC South. There is also enough defensive force to put serious pressure on the aging-cannon quarterbacks within the division. It will, however, be up to the new coaching staff to put this all together.

It’s exciting to think about how much better the Panthers will be in 2021when they have more money to spend on free agents. But how much would they want to financially commit if they can use draft picks to complete the roster remains to be seen. After all, giving out huge contracts is what got them into hot water in the first place.

The Panthers will have a fairly fresh slate to create sustainable success next year. For right now there are plenty of personnel situations to be comfortable about moving forward. And pending the results of the “Rhule direction” after the 2020 season, the team might already be set.