Carolina Panthers: 4 new individual battles to watch against the Saints

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Here are four new individual battles worth keeping an eye on when the Carolina Panthers take on the New Orleans Saints next season.

The Carolina Panthers find themselves in a tough division in 2020. This has the potential to further hamper their hopes of instant progression during the first year of rebuilding under new head coach Matt Rhule.

It is going to be a case of putting his players out there and seeing how they perform in a competitive setting. The Carolina Panthers are working with an entirely new coaching staff and a roster that has only come together for the first time in recent days for the start of training camp testing. So the upcoming campaign is going to be a trial by fire for the group.

The NFC South will be an unforgiving place next season. This is a division that harbors some elite offenses across all other teams. It also has two organizations that have realistic ambitions of winning a Super Bowl.

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski’s arrival to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have surged expectations for the organization. And the New Orleans Saints are looking to mount a serious push after two early playoff exits to the Minnesota Vikings in recent seasons.

This might be the last chance that legendary quarterback Drew Brees has of getting another ring. He looks set to retire following the 2020 season. Although this might change if the campaign is brought to a premature halt in the current climate.

A new season always brings up some exciting new individual battles. This will be especially evident when the Panthers take on the Saints during their divisional contests. Here are four worth keeping a close eye on during their two matchups.