5 potential Carolina Panthers liabilities vs. NY Jets in Week 1

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Which Carolina Panthers players could emerge as potential liabilities when they take on the New York Jets in Week 1 of the 2021 season?

The Carolina Panthers are headed into a season with optimism the franchise has lacked since parting ways with Cam Newton. This is a team capable of competing for a playoff spot if everything falls into place.

Watching the Panthers this preseason you can sense the excitement surrounding this team and its new additions. It feels like a group that has turned the corner and is headed back to contention.

However, one cannot objectively look at this roster and not note the potential liabilities for a team that played beyond their talent last season. Ignore their record, if you watched the Panthers’ last season you know this team competed regardless of whether or not they matched up to the opposition.

Pointing to a well-coached unit that is in an accelerated rebuild. Week 1 is going to tell us a lot about this Panthers team as they match up against Sam Darnold’s former team the New York Jets.

The Jets are in for another dismal season despite having a flashy new quarterback in Zach Wilson. If Carolina cannot win the matchup and decisively, there is going to be a reason for concern.

For the Panthers, there are five obvious liabilities the team needs to be on the lookout for against the Jets.