4 offseason moves hurting the Panthers through Week 6

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What offseason moves are hurting the Carolina Panthers through six weeks of the 2020 season?

It was a frantic offseason of activity for the Carolina Panthers. They gutted their roster from top to bottom in a bid to turnaround their fortunes on the field, which left plenty questioning just what direction the franchise is going in.

Change is never easy, especially when fans become emotionally attached to certain players thanks to their effort and dedication between the lines. Things had become stagnant for the Carolina Panthers during the final two seasons of Ron Rivera’s reign, but few expect such widespread alterations to player personnel initially.

Arguably the most disputed decision the Panthers made was deciding to cut ties with Cam Newton. The iconic signal-caller dealt with shoulder and foot issues that saw him miss most of the last 18 months. But although the 2015 NFL MVP rid himself of these problems, the decision-makers opted to take their chances with Teddy Bridgewater instead.

Not only that, it left Newton with few starting opportunities elsewhere due to the timing of his release. This left Carolina’s loyal fanbase apoplectic with rage at the treatment their superstar received from the organization and it is going to take some time to bring those supporters around.

That has now been and gone, but here are four offseason moves that appear to be hurting the Panthers so far this season.