4 Panthers players who surprisingly never made a Pro Bowl

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Charles Johnson – DE

Charles Johnson will be remembered fondly by anyone that saw him play for the Carolina Panthers. The defensive end was taken in the third round back in 2007 and was one of those rare players that spent their entire career with a single organization.

Johnson has a rare blend of speed and power on the edge that made him a nightmare to block. This was reflected with some superb career totals over an 11-year stint in Carolina that propelled him to one of the Panthers’ greatest ever players.

It did not take long for Johnson to find his stride after the former Georgia standout was used sparingly as a rookie. He recorded double-digit sacks totals in three seasons, which also included a career-high of 12.5 in 2021.

The defensive lineman was a well-respected figure within the organization. He led by example and was a keen motivator of others around him on and off the field when things were not going Carolina’s way.

Injuries finally caught with Johnson in the end before he eventually called time on his career following the 2017 season. He secured 67.5 sacks, 323 combined tackles, 228 solo tackles, 75 tackles for loss, 17 forced fumbles, 25 pass deflections, and 117 quarterback hits during a standout career. But this did not come with a Pro Bowl selection, which seems bizarre given how well the pass-rusher was performing in his prime.