Carolina Panthers Super Bowl 50 team: Where are they now?

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Cam Newton
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Jared Allen – DE

Following Super Bowl 50, Jared Allen announced his retirement after an incredible career that finished with 136 sacks. He was recently named as a finalist for the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

Derek Anderson – QB

Derek Anderson was not re-signed by the Carolina Panthers following the 2017 season. He spent the 2018 and 2019 campaigns with the Buffalo Bills before announcing his retirement.

Cameron Artis-Payne – RB

The Panthers cut ties with Cameron Artis-Payne in 2019. He last played for the Dallas Renegades of the XFL before its season suspended operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brenton Bersin – WR

Brenton Bersin last played in the league for the Panthers during the 2017 season. He was released shortly after and hasn’t been given another chance elsewhere.

Philly Brown – WR

Philly Brown was not retained by Carolina following the 2016 season. He was never active in another NFL game following his time with the Panthers, although he did spend time with the Buffalo Bills and the Denver Broncos.

Jerricho Cotchery – WR

Following Super Bowl 50, Jerricho Cotchery did not sign with another NFL team, which saw the wide receiver become the latest in a long line that failed to reach expectations coming into the league.

Kurt Coleman – LB

Kurt Coleman last played for the Panthers during the 2017 season. The linebacker signed a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints in 2018 and was released the following year.

Coleman last played during the 2019 campaign with the Bills.

Thomas Davis – LB

Thomas Davis declared that the 2018 NFL season would be his last. After being suspended for the first four games due to violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, the linebacker began to waver on his decision.

Davis then stated that he would continue to play but the team informed him that they were moving in another direction at the position. The 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year spent the 2019 season with the Los Angles Chargers before joining the Washington Football Team, reuniting with former Panthers’ head coach Ron Rivera.

He announced prior to Week 17 that he would retire, for good this time.

Ryan Delaire – DE

Ryan Delaire was waived by the Panthers in 2017. He last played for the San Francisco 49ers during the 2018 season.

Ed Dickson – TE

The Panthers did not re-sign Ed Dickson during the 2017 free agency period. He signed a three-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks but was released prior to free agency last year.

Kony Ealy – DE

Kony Ealy started just six games for the Carolina Panthers in 2016 and was traded to the New England Patriots along with a third-round draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft for a second-round selection.

Ealy was waived by the Patriots before the season, before spending time with the Jets and Cowboys, and Raiders. The defensive end also turned out for the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL during the 2020 season.

Dwan Edwards – DT

Dwan Edwards’ last NFL game was Super Bowl 50 as a member of the Panthers.

Cortland Finnegan – CB

Cortland Finnegan is another who last played in Super Bowl 50. The Panthers did not re-sign him, and after the defensive back failed to make the Saints’ roster during training camp, he hasn’t been seen again.

Ted Ginn Jr. – WR

Ted Ginn Jr. signed a three-year contract with the Saints following the 2016 season. The speedy wideout spent time with the Chicago Bears in 2020 before being released in November.

Roman Harper – S

Roman Harper returned to the Saints, where he played from 2006-2013 prior to joining the Panthers, on a one-year deal; his last in the NFL.