3 directions the Carolina Panthers 2020 season can go from here

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The Carolina Panthers secure a solid record but remain inconsistent

This was always going to be a rollercoaster season for the Carolina Panthers. They are in year one of a significant rebuild under Matt Rhule and although there have been some encouraging signs of late, fans should learn to take the rough with the smooth in the coming weeks.

A 3-3 record at this stage of the season isn’t disastrous by any stretch of the imagination. And it might even be better than most were expecting of the Panthers.

However, what comes next will be equally as important, and if they continue to progress and pick up some positive results when the opportunities arise. Then a 7-9 or 8-8 record is not out of the realms of possibility.

Outside of the “Tank for Trevor” brigade, most would have jumped at this sort of record before competitive action began. This would indicate that Carolina is heading in the right direction under Rhule and might just enable the organization to become an enticing free-agent destination next spring with more financial resources at their disposal.

Given how disappointing things have been in Carolina over the last two seasons prior to 2020, then one can only look at this scenario as a positive. It is clear that the Panthers are all pulling in the same direction and although there might be the odd weak link here and there, with a few additional reinforcements next spring there is nothing to suggest they cannot make the postseason again sooner rather than later.