Have the Panthers officially hit rock bottom after Week 10 loss?

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Will things get better for the Carolina Panthers?

Although it might appear unlikely following such a disappointing loss, things will get better for the Carolina Panthers.

But it might not be this season.

There simply isn’t enough strength in depth on this roster to accomplish anything significant of note in their remaining six games. That is just the harsh reality that the Panthers find themselves in after parting ways with plenty of locker room leaders and experienced veterans in free agency.

For the greater good? Maybe.

However, it’s hard to deny that the upcoming offseason in 2021 is equally as important to their chances of becoming a playoff challenger in the future. Some substantial reinforcements and upgrades are needed and the likes of Marty Hurney and Matt Rhule will now have a better perception of just what sort of players fit the bill to take them forward.

Carolina does have some nice young pieces to build around. Players like Taylor Moton, Christian McCaffrey, and D.J. Moore will be the cornerstones on offense, with Brian Burns and Jeremy Chinn also showing plenty of promise through the campaign from a defensive standpoint.

This might be rock bottom for the Panthers. But there could be light at the end of the tunnel with another strong recruitment process next spring.