4 things Panthers fans can look forward to during the 2021 offseason

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What things can Carolina Panthers fans look forward to during the remainder of the 2021 offseason period?

This part of the offseason is always one of the more exciting for NFL fans across the country. Free agency and the draft are now in the books, with rosters getting together for OTAs in order to hit the ground running when the all-important training camp rolls around.

The Carolina Panthers underwent some considerable changes to playing personnel once again this spring, which was expected following the appointment of general manager Scott Fitterer and a reduced salary cap making things problematic.

Team owner David Tepper is expecting the Panthers to progress in 2021. The billionaire hasn’t experienced a winning season since buying the franchise from Jerry Richardson and although he’s been relatively patient so far, that won’t be the case for much longer.

There is plenty to suggest that Carolina is capable of growing on both sides of the ball next season. Having a more structured preparation period is something else that Rhule has going for him, which the head coach didn’t get the chance to experience in his first offseason with the team after agreeing to a bumper deal to prise him from Baylor.

The Panthers will be fun to watch, of that there is little doubt.

But it will count for nothing if they are staring down another top-10 draft pick and a losing record when it’s all said and done.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at four things Carolina’s passionate fans can look forward to this offseason before competitive action gets underway.