4 Carolina Panthers who belong on Santa’s naughty list in 2020
By Dean Jones
Which 2020 Carolina Panthers belong on Santa’s naughty list?
The day every child across the globe has waited for. 2020 has been one of the toughest years in recent memory and everyone here at Cat Crave would like to wish the incredible fans of the Carolina Panthers a very Merry Christmas.
It’s been a rough ride from a football perspective, of that there is little doubt. The Carolina Panthers looked unrecognizable from the organization that finished the 2019 campaign and this has been reflected by some inconsistent play and some real failures in getting over the line during close games.
Head coach Matt Rhule does have some nice pieces from which to build a possible contender. But the doubts surrounding quarterback Teddy Bridgewater are growing with every passing game. What comes next over the next two outings is going to be crucial for the signal-caller and he’ll need to show a lot more than he has lately to convince people he is the man to lead them forward.
Let’s take a look at four Panthers who’ll find themselves on Santa’s naughty list from an eventful 2020 campaign.
Player No. 1
Marty Hurney – Former Carolina Panthers GM
Marty Hurney was fired from the position of general manager by owner David Tepper this week, which is hardly in keeping with the festive spirit despite the writing being on the wall for quite some time.
However, Hurney deserves a place on the naughty list for his inability to tie both Taylor Moton and Curtis Samuel to new deals before his departure.
Hurney rarely negotiated with players during the season, which has come with its fair share of complications over the years. Carolina is now on the clock in their bid to keep Moton and Samuel around, who are two focal points on offense that need to be extended at the earliest possible opportunity.