5 Carolina Panthers legends that still need replacing in 2022

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Which former Carolina Panthers legends still need to be replaced by the franchise during the 2022 offseason period?

What conclusions the Carolina Panthers come to regarding personnel in 2022 is going to shape the short and perhaps long-term future of the franchise. Things have not been easy for anyone associated with the organization over the last few years and general manager Scott Fitterer preached the need for urgency and to provide the fans with winning at the earliest possible chance during his presser at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Talk is cheap at this stage. The Panthers have managed just 15 wins over the last three seasons and considering the holes that need filling with little salary-cap space and one draft selection in the opening three rounds, it’s going to take a flawless effort from the primary decision-makers to stand any chance of competing for postseason football next time around.

The glory days of the 2010s are now long gone. Matt Rhule’s era has been an extreme disappointment so far and there appears to be a growing disenchantment within the fanbase after team owner David Tepper failed to end the head coach’s tenure just two seasons into a seven-year, $62 million deal.

There’s nothing anybody can do about that now. Carolina made their bed and what’s now important is coming up with some sort of solution that is going to get this struggling team trending in the right direction.

A revamp of coaches with legitimate NFL experience should help. But the Panthers are still finding life difficult replicating the production of key roster members that have departed or retired from the game.

With this in mind, here are five Panthers legends that the team still needs to replace effectively in 2022.