5 Carolina Panthers players with genuine superstar potential

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Christian McCaffrey established himself as a superstar in the NFL last season. Do the Carolina Panthers have any other players of this caliber on their roster?

Last season was the final one of the Cam Newton, Greg Olsen, and Luke Kuechly core with the Carolina Panthers. The campaign didn’t go according to plan for those three, but their run together was amazing.

Over their eight seasons together they had four playoff appearances including a Super Bowl run. They also combined for 12 Pro Bowl appearances and six First-Team All-Pro selections during their time with the Carolina Panthers. Although it wasn’t the season they wished for, Another player for the organization had a legendary 2019.

In his third season, Christian McCaffrey put the league on notice with his dominant play. He finished the season with 1,387 rushing yards for 15 touchdowns and also had 1,005 receiving yards with four scores.

McCaffrey is one of three players and the first since Marshall Faulk to have 1,000+ rushing and receiving yards in the same season. This earned the running back a First-Team All-Pro selection and Pro Bowl appearance.

Some players come into the league and are instant stars and for others, it takes a few seasons. For McCaffrey, it only took two years. Do the Panthers have any players on their roster right now who could be ready to make a name for themselves?

The Panthers drafted some pass rushers who were stars in college and will get a chance to play right away. They also have some defensive backs who have been with the team for a few seasons and are ready to prove they are elite players at their position.

With all of the rising stars in the league and all of the young players with an endless amount of potential, which Panthers players have the potential to reach superstar status?