4 Panthers players on the hot seat at the midseason point

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Which Carolina Panthers are on the hot seat at the midway point of the season?

The Carolina Panthers are now halfway through a 2020 season that few believed would get to this point. While there are still some major concerns surrounding COVID-19, the NFL has done a solid job overall of making things as safe as possible for players and staff alike.

It hasn’t been an easy first eight weeks for the Carolina Panthers, which was to be expected. Their three-game winning run brought some added expectations the organization just simply isn’t ready for at this stage of their rebuild and judging by their strength of opponents in the coming weeks, things might get worse before they get better.

There have been plenty of positives from the Panthers’ perspective. Being so competitive without finding enough in crucial moments is encouraging in one sense and the fact this young and relatively inexperienced roster is mixing well with Super Bowl contenders can give them great confidence going forward.

That being said, there does appear to be some glaring holes that need to be filled during phase two of their rebuilding process during the 2021 offseason. They’ve been there for all to see during a three-game losing ski that might turn into five if Carolina cannot upset either the Kansas City Chiefs or Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the next fortnight.

Let’s take a look at four Panthers players who find themselves on the hot seat after the first eight games.