4 former Panthers who deserve their own documentary
Luke Kuechly: Former Carolina Panthers LB
Luke Kuechly was one of the best linebackers in the NFL almost from the moment he was drafted by the Carolina Panthers. He was dominant from his first snap and this is a trend that continued throughout his eight-year career.
Kuechly never had a season with less than 100 tackles. And that includes campaigns where he missed games due to injury to further reflect his overall ability.
Unfortunately for the player and the franchise, this came with its fair share of health problems along the way. Kuechly battled knee and shoulder injuries his entire career. And also went through the concussion protocol numerous times.
This offseason Kuechly announced his retirement at the age of 29. He could have played another five years if he wished. But he made the decision to take care of his body and health.
Every Panthers’ fan is going to miss seeing Kuechly fly to every tackle on game days. But one has to respect his decision to put his long-term future above everything else.
Kuechly had little to no flaws in his game. He was a great athlete, strong enough to overpower lineman, and was always the smartest player on the field.
It was tough not to notice Kuechly being in on almost every tackle. He was the heart and soul of the Panthers’ defense and helped lead them to a Super Bowl appearance back in 2015.
Kuechly is still going to be a part of the team as a pro scout, which will always cause speculation about him one day suiting up for a game. A documentary would be a superb insight into his intelligence and football knowledge.