4 overhyped Carolina Panthers heading into 2020

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Which members of the Carolina Panthers could be classed as overhyped going into the season?

The Carolina Panthers might not have many postseason ambitions going into the new season. But that doesn’t mean prominent members of the roster aren’t expected to do well.

New head coach Matt Rhule has a revamped squad to work with during his first campaign at the next level. And the Panthers have plenty of players who are more than capable of making a real difference with more responsibility on their shoulders.

Some have more expectations than others. Established players such as D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson, Christian McCaffrey, and Kawann Short will be tasked with producing the goods when it matters most. And quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is another that has some big shoes to fill following Carolina’s decision to part ways with iconic signal-caller Cam Newton.

Things will not be easy by any stretch of the imagination. The Panthers find themselves in a tough division and it appears to be a difficult schedule overall. So it is going to be a case of sink or swim for those expected to get more prominent positions.

How the team gets on is going to give Rhule a tremendous insight into how much more work needs to be done to make them a contender. The Panthers brought the former Baylor man into the NFL thanks to his exceptional record building up struggling college programs. And this normally starts coming to fruition during year two.

Some players on the Panthers have been built up considerably during the option. And in certain cases, perhaps a little too much.

Here are four Panthers who could be classed as overhyped going into the 2020 season.