Carolina Panthers: 4 missed opportunities this offseason

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Some bold moves were made by the Carolina Panthers this offseason, but this has also come with some missed opportunities for the franchise.

The Carolina Panthers have made some bold moves this offseason. This was done with the primary objective of becoming a contender soon rather than later. But it remains to be seen whether this is going to come with an immediate turnaround in fortunes.

This is a substantial project being undertaken by the Carolina Panthers. Owner David Tepper has some ambitious proposals to move the franchise forward off the field. And it will be left to the likes of general manager Marty Hurney and head coach Matt Rhule to rebuild a roster capable of making a postseason push in the coming years.

Not many are expecting the Panthers to make any serious waves in 2020. They gutted their roster of prominent veterans such as Greg Olsen and Cam Newton. Carolina was also dealt a significant blow with the retirement of perennial All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly after eight phenomenal seasons with the organization.

The time for talk is almost at an end. This will come as a relief to players and coaches alike after an unprecedented preparation period that has the potential to hamper their chances more than most.

There have been plenty of decisions that were cause for significant debate. Some were more head-scratching than others. But they were all done for the greater good in the cutthroat business of the NFL.

We picked out four opportunities that the Panthers missed out on during an offseason period that will live long in the memory.