5 Panthers players whose hype train is rolling ahead of 2021 season

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Which Carolina Panthers players have their own hype training growing ahead of what’s sure to be a vitally important 2021 season?

The excitement is now at fever pitch as the Carolina Panthers get set to take on the New York Jets in Week 1 of the regular season on Sunday. This formally opens what is going to be a fascinating campaign for everyone associated with the organization, one that could really go either way in terms of fortunes on the field.

The hard work has now been done by head coach Matt Rhule and his coaching staff in training camp and throughout the preseason. Lessons have been learned and progress made, but it’s vital this young group of players hit the ground running in a favorable early part of their schedule.

This time of year is always one of nervous excitement for fans across the league. It’s been a while since Carolina’s loyal supporters have had anything to cheer, which puts further pressure on the team to produce the goods after flashes of encouragement during the previous campaign.

Without further ado, here are five Panthers players whose hype train is rolling ahead of the 2021 season.

Player No. 1

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Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers WR

There are few more popular players on the Panthers than Robby Anderson currently. The enigmatic figure is someone people naturally gravitated towards, with his calm demeanor matched by a fierce will to win no matter what it costs.

Anderson and Carolina agreed on a two-year contract extension this offseason. Something that gives the wideout plenty of confidence and a strong piece of mind that the Panthers believe in his abilities to build on a promising 2020 campaign.

The former Temple star has certainly looked the part in training camp and in their preseason finale. So Anderson is riding on the crest of a wave heading into the season.